Private James Thomson

Private James Thomson, ( possibly ) 2nd Battalion, Black Watch. He was killed in France , aged 39, on the 11th March 1915. He had been born in Canonbie and was the son of Isabella Thompson and the nephew of Janet Thompson of Langholm. He had enlisted as a Regular Soldier in 1896 and had served in the South African War. He had played rugby for Langholm R.F.C. and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France. He fell during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle which was fought between 10th-12th March and cost the Battalion 2 Officers and 32 Other Ranks killed and 6 Officers and 126 Other Ranks wounded. The photos were taken during the Battle.

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