Private James Winter

Private James Winter, “D” Coy. 13th ( Service ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France on 4th July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme, aged 20. He was the son of James and Harriet Winter of Pressen Hill, Kelso and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, France.  Before the war he had been employed by the Earl of Home as a forestry worker on the Hirsel Estate, Coldstream. Berwickshire before enlisting in Wooler, Northumberland. The photographs show troops on the Somme and the colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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