Corporal James Lough

Corporal James Lough, 1st/7th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in France, aged 23, on the 21st September 1918 during the ” Advance to Victory”. He had been born in Stow and was the son of Nellie and the late James Lough of Torquhan, Stow before moving to Wishaw, Lanarkshire and is buried in Moeuvres Communal Cemetery, Extension, France. He had been working in Wishaw as an engineer and also served as a Territorial with the 8th Highland Light Infantry. He was mobilised in August 1914 and his Company was attached to the Royal Scots in the 52nd ( Lowland) Division for service at Gallipoli. The Battalion then went to Egypt, Palestine and then France in April 1918. The photos show Allied troops advancing after the retreating Germans.

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