Private James Menin

Private James Menin, 32nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. He was killed in action in France on 9th November 1918, aged 19. during the capture of Maubege by 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards. He was the son of John and Fanny Menin of 26 Osborne Road, Tweedmouth and is buried in Maubege-Centre Cemetery, Maubege, Nord, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” Thy Will Be Done”. Before enlisting he had been employed by the North British railway as a cleaner in the engine sheds. The M.G.C used the Vickers Mk 11 water cooled gun in both an offensive and defensive role. The photos show Allied troops advancing after the retreating German Army during the ” Advance to Victory” in the final 100 days of the War.

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