Newbattle at War a history of the Parish at war   

 Now featuring Scots in the Great War Living History Society.    

From Boy to Man

James had to grow up rapidly , seeing and hearing things, that a man, let along a lad of

14 would baulk at. The next photo was taken on active service in France and is dated

January,1915 on the copy held at Edinburgh Castle. He looks like a laddie excited

about a day out, not one caught up in the biggest conflict the world had seen.


Proud as Punch


Here is another of James , his brother William and mother, taken whilst home on

leave in Scotland, both looking very dapper in their uniforms.


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