Far from the Front

West Calder and the Great War

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J Hamilton

"Pte James Hamilton of the 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders who belongs to Raeburn Row, West Calder, has been reported missing in France. After the fight he was observed by a member of the RAMC lying on the battlefield, but he was unable to say whether he was alive or dead. Any information regarding him will be gladly received by his father Mr John Hamilton, Raeburn's Row, West Calder."


Midlothian Advertiser, November 12, 1915


By the time this appeal had been placed by his father, James Hamilton had been dead for six months


In Memory of




1st Bn., Cameron Highlanders

who died on

Sunday, 9th May 1915.



Commemorative Information


Cemetery:  GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number:  VIII. D. 12.


Location:  Cuinchy is a village about 7 kms east of the town of Bethune and north of the N41 which runs between Bethune and La Bassee. About 1 km north-west of the village are cross roads known as Windy Corner, and Guards Cemetery is a little west of these cross roads.


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