Private Stanley Makins

Private Stanley Makins, 1st/7th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died in France on 20th September 1917, aged 27. He was the son of Mrs Catherine Makins of 67 Blakewell Road, Tweedmouth and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. On that date the Battalion were in support trenches and the War Diary shows only one slightly wounded casualty during this period. The photograph shows the impressive Memorial raised to commemorate the 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division of which the Battalion was part until February 1918. It was erected near the village of Weiltje in the Ypres Salient near to where the Division had fought its first action of the War on 26th April 1915 during the Battle of St. Julien only days after landing on the Continent.

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