Now featuring Scots in the Great War Living History Society.
Private James Allan, Newtongrange
This picture is a memorial picture from the Edinburgh Evening News, the second magnificent photograph was kindly sent to me by the Author Jack Alexander, it shows a detachment of the 10th Royal Scots at Berwick in 1915, Jimmy Allan is second from the left , front row, there is a rather touching note to his brother and sister on the back.
And the reverse of the card, Jimmy was at the front for a few days before his death.
Name: ALLAN, JAMES Initials: J Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Unit Text: 2nd/10th Bn. Secondary Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers Secondary Unit Text: attd. 7th/8th Bn. Date of Death: 18/08/1916 Service No: 2656 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D. Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL