Private James Calder

Private James Hamilton Calder, 46th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. He died in France from wounds on 22nd April 1917, aged 36, and is buried in Ontario Cemetery, Sains-Les-Marquoin, Pas de Calais, France. He had been born in Yetholm and was the son of the late Adam and Jane Calder of Halterburn and Yetholm Mains. He had been farming at Headshaw, Ashkirk until 1912 when he emigrated to Australia where he was employed as a farm assistant and horse driver at Geelong. He was wounded and captured on the 12th April April 1917 during the Battle of Arras but died in a German Field Hospital at Bantigny. This cemetery was enlarged after the Armistice and six Australians who had died as prisoners of War were re-interred here. The photos show Allied troops during the Battle.

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