Pte
James Jamieson

Information about birth

Year of birth:
1898
Place of birth:
Lesbury, Northumberland, United Kingdom, England

Army information

Country:
United Kingdom, England
Force:
British Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Private
Service number:
S/14936
Enlistment place:
Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, England
Units:
 —  Seaforth Highlanders, 8th Bn.  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
22/08/1917
Place of death:
Bostin Farm, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
19

Cemetery

Tyne Cot Cemetery
Plot: XII
Row: D
Grave: 8

Distinctions and medals 2

Points of interest 1

#1 Enlistment place

Additional information

Pte. James Jamieson was part of the 8th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders (44th Brigade, 15th Division). On 22 August 1917 the 15th Division took part in an attack in the Battle of Passchendaele. During the night the 44th and 45th Brigade took op their assembly positions wit the 8th Seaforths on the right and 7th Cameron Highlanders on the left of the 44th Brigade. At Zero hour, 4.45 AM the barrage opened and troops advanced to the assault, which was met with heavy machine gun fire. The Seaforths were able to reach the line Beck House – Iberian, but the fortified German positions could not be taken. The Camerons reached the Southern slope of Hill 35. Machine gun fire forced the Seaforths back to their original position.
After the war the remains of Pte Jamieson where found near Bostin Farm (D.20.d.70.30) and he was reburied at Tyne Cot Cemetery, where he is still remembered today.

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Ancestry
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/463351/james-jamieson/
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The Long Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
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War Diary 8tn Bn Seaforth Highlanders / War Diary 44th Brigade
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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