Private James Scambler

Private James Scambler, 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was killed in action in France on 25th September 1915 aged 34. He died on the first day of the Battle of Loos along with 79 of his Argyll and Sutherland comrades. He is buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France. He was the son of Richard and Janet Scambler of Branxton, Innerwick, East Lothian and husband of Elizabeth C.M. Scambler of Bilsdean, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire. His Headstone is inscribed ” Father In Thy Gracious Keeping Leave We Now Thy Servant Sleeping”. The first photo shows part of the battlefield looking towards the German lines and the second depicts an actual assault with the troops disappearing into the gas which the British Army had used for the first time during the War.

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