West Calder Soldier Killed
"Information has reached West Calder that Pte James Neasy, who resides in the Happy Land, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles. Pte Neasy was in the K.O.S.B. and went out with a number of other local lads. Previous to enlisting he worked as a shale miner with Young's Oil Coy. In No. 40 mine."
Midlothian Advertiser, July 23, 1915
In Memory of
1st Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers
who died on
Monday, 28th June 1915. Age 20.
Additional Information: Son of James and Catherine Neacy, of 21, Tweed St., West Calder, Midlothian.
Cemetery: TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey
Grave Reference/Panel Number: Sp. Mem. C. 39.
Location: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery is in the Helles area, about 1 kilometre
south-west of the village of Krithia. On the north-west side of the cemetery is
Twelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, which takes the form of panels
placed in the wall flanking the Cross of Sacrifice.