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  cap badgePrivate James Whiteford Brown

6th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Service No: 2179

James Whiteford Brown grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of James and Stepson of Margaret Brown. From the 1891 Census - Address - 33 Low Patrick St, Hamilton - Grandfather James Brown aged 52, Grandmother Annie Brown aged 52, Agnes Colquhoun (Brown) aged 30, Father James Brown aged 25, Annie Brown aged 22, Maggie Brown aged 20, William Brown aged 17, Helen Brown aged 15, Janet Brown aged 13, Grandson James W Brown aged 1.

Born / Resided

Hamilton / Coatbridge.


Killed in Action 15/06/1915




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Buried / Remembered

Le Touret Memorial (Panel 15 and 16), Pas de Calais, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Le Touret Memorial commemorates over 13,400 British soldiers who were killed in this sector of the Western Front from the beginning of October 1914 to the eve of the Battle of Loos in late September 1915 and who have no known grave. Almost all of the men commemorated on the Memorial served with regular or territorial regiments from across the United Kingdom and were killed in actions that took place along a section of the front line that stretched from Estaires in the north to Grenay in the south. This part of the Western Front was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting of the first year of the war, including the battles of La Bassée (10 October – 2 November 1914), Neuve Chapelle (10 – 12 March 1915), Aubers Ridge (9 – 10 May 1915), and Festubert (15 – 25 May 1915). Soldiers serving with Indian and Canadian units who were killed in this sector in 1914 and 1915 whose remains were never identified are commemorated on the Neuve Chapelle and Vimy memorials, while those who fell during the northern pincer attack at the Battle of Aubers Ridge are commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.

Additional Information

James' name on the Le Touret Memorial donated by Mick McCann at britishwargraves.co.uk. James is remembered on the Hamilton War Memorial (see photo). The plaques with the mens names are held in the old Town Hall now the Library and Civic Centre (see photos x 2). See photos for James' Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his name on the Le Touret Memorial and the Le Touret Memorial Panel List, his CWGC Grave Registration, his Service Medal and Award Rolls and the Cameronians Cap Badge.

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