James Reid


Service: Army

Unit: 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

Rank: Private

Service Number: 394

James was born in Newton Mearns in 1888, son of Mr John and Mrs Margaret Grant Reid. James' father had been brought up in Mearns and his mother came from Beith in Ayrshire. They married in 1894 and initially farmed at Walton Farm but by 1911 were at Lanrigg Farm.

James was killed in France on 20 August 1918, aged 29. He is buried in Mont-Bernanchon British Cemetery, Gonnehem, Pas-de-Calais, France.

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