Far from the Front

West Calder: A Scottish Village and the Great War

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J Neasy

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

J NEACY

Private

17656

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.

 

Commemorative Information

 

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.

 

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