Private James Burnett

Private James Burnett, 9th ( Service )Battalion, Black Watch. He was killed in France on 20th June 1916, aged 24. He was the son of John and the late Euphemia Burnett of Barnes, Stobs, Hawick and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Dud Corner, Loos, France. He had been wounded at the Battle of Loos and had been able to visit home whilst recuperating. In civil life he had been employed by the North British Railway and was one of the first from the Slitrig district to enlist in August 1914. During the months of June and July 1916 the Battalion were holding front line trenches in the Hulluch and Hohenzollern sectors of the front with periods of rest at Sailly or Bethune. Casualties for June were 8 Other Ranks killed and 45 wounded.

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