Private James Gallon

Private James Gallon, 12th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France, aged 26, on 3rd July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of William and Isabella Gallon of Weetwood, Wooler and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He had been born at Kimmerston and had enlisted in the 15th Battalion of the Fusiliers before being transferred into the 12th Battalion. The photograph shows a recently captured trench on the Somme with the chalk soil of the Region very evident.

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