Driver James Younger

Driver James Younger, 23rd Battery, 40th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in France on 6th May 1917, aged 29, during the Battle of Arras. He was the son of John and Margaret Younger of Kiln Hill, Tweedmouth and is buried in Fauberg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.  His Headstone is inscribed ”  Also In Memory Of 7033 Pte. John Younger K.O.S.B. Killed  21.4.17 Age 31. Brother”. (His brother John had been killed less than a month previously , see above ). Before enlisting he had worked for the North East Railway in the goods warehouse at Tweedmouth before becoming a shunter at Gateshead. The Field Artillery used the 18 pounder gun in an anti infantry role using both high explosive and shrapnel shells and the photograph shows a Battery in action.

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