Private James Brown

Private James Brown,13th Battalion ( Royal Highlanders of Canada ), Canadian Infantry. He died in Belgium on 1st April 1916 of wounds received in action, aged 34, and is buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground ( Transport Farm ), Zillebeke, Flanders, Belgium.  His father, Walter, was farm steward at  Kerchesters, Kelso. and before emigrating to Canada to work as a carpenter in Calgary he had served his apprenticeship in Sprouston. The Battalion had been formed from volunteers from the Royal Highland Regiment of Canada  ( The Black Watch ) a militia Regiment based in Montreal and served on the Western Front from April 1915 until the Armistice in November 1918.

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