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
Nationality: United Kingdom
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