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.

CWGC Information

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