Private James Hislop

Private James Hislop, 11th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in France, aged 38, on the 9th April 1917 on the first day of the Battle of Arras. He had been born in Selkirk in 1878 and was tge son of Andrew and Mary Hislop of Curror Street, Selkirk . He was the husband of Georgina Hislop of 30 Cannon Street, Selkirk and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France. All the day’s objectives were taken and consolidated but with casualties of 100 in killed and wounded. The photos show troops during the Battle.

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