Lance Corporal James Queenan, M.M.

Lance Corporal James Queenan, M.M., 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on 18th September 1918, aged 27, and is buried in Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France. He fell in the assault on ” African ” Trench which the Battalion was tasked to capture so as to enable a defensive flank to be formed to protect other attacks elsewhere. Heavy machine gun fire however stalled the attack with all the Officers becoming casualties. He had been born in Roxburgh, enlisted in Galashiels and had resided in Gordon, Berwickshire.

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