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Private James Forbes (Bonar Bridge)

4th Seaforth Highlanders - Service No. 1376

Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty

Private James Forbes was born at Bonar Bridge. He was the son of Hugh and Jemima Forbes who lived at Ankerville Farm, Nigg, Ross-shire. James worked on Ankerville Farm before joining the 4th Seaforth Highlanders.

He had been with his regiment at the front since November 1914 and survived the battles of Neuve Chapelle and Aubers Ridge.
The 4th Seaforth’s were stationed at the front near Lealvillers, entering the trenches on the 26th October 1916 and being relieved on the 30th. During this tour in the trenches, the 4th Seaforth diary tells of the use of gas shells and the heightened aeroplane activity, 3 men were wounded during this period and it’s likely James was one of these.
James died of wounds on 4th November 1916 aged 25.

He is buried and remembered with honour at Warlincourt Halte Cemetery at Saulty.