McKENNA - Killed in action on the 10th April, 1917, Pte James McKenna, Royal Scots, beloved son of Mrs Hugh McKenna, 2 Mid Street, Mossend, West Calder, aged 21 years.
Just as his days were sweetest,
Just as his days were best,
He was taken from this world of sorrow
To a home of eternal rest
On his soul sweet Jesus have mercy - RIP
Midlothian Advertiser, May 11th, 1917
Note : 'He was wounded with a machine gun bullet on the 9th, and died the following day. He enlisted in 1915 and had been in France for about 15 months. Previous to enlisting he worked as a baker with West Calder Co-operative Society.' Midlothian Advertiser, May 11th, 1917.
McKenna - In loving memory of Pte James McKenna, Royal Scots, youngest son of Mrs Hugh McKenna, Mossend, who died of wounds received in action on the 10th April, 1917 - RIP
With Jesus now, his weary soul
Has found eternal rest,
And not a wave of trouble rolls
Across his peaceful breast
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him; May the blessed view of Jesus comfort him, and the glory of his Sacred Heart be with him forever.
On his soul sweet Jesus have mercy.
Midlothian Advertiser, April 5, 1918.