1914/15 TRIO WOTHERSPOON to 2nd LIEUT James WOTHERSPOON - To France 5/1/15 as PTE, 1st SCOTS GUARDS & served until severely wounded in May 1915. Commissioned into 5/6th Royal Scots. KIA F&F 2/10/18 during furious fighting east of Bellenglise

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9938 PTE J.WOTHERSPOON S.GDS (on star; the last digit has been officially corrected from '3' to '8')


James Wotherspoon

To France 5/1/15 & served with 1st Scots Guards

Suffered a severe Gun Shot Wound in his left leg circa 12/5/15

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 25/6/18 into The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Attached 5th/6th Royal Scots

KIA F&F 2/10/18 during furious fighting to recapture Sequehart, east of Bellenglise

Buried in Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France

His Officers Papers exist at TNA but we have not checked them; Ref: WO 374/76967

With copy of his Medal Index Card, Officers Died & CWGC details plus supporting research documentation

Note: Erroneously recorded as 'Woltherspoon' in Officers Died

Condition: EF