Wounded Scot’s first-person account details fighting, capture at the Somme

An item from Legion Magazine.


Legion Magazine
Front Lines
Wounded Scot’s first-person account details fighting, capture at the Somme

Wounded Scot’s first-person account details fighting, capture at the Somme

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Imagine you are a Scottish soldier and you’re handed a pair of wire cutters, then told to cross no man’s land and open the wire in front of the German trenches in the midst of one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War.

Those were the orders given to Private James Arthur Heysham Johnstone of the 5th Battalion (Scottish Rifles)—known as the Cameronians—near Mametz Wood on the night of July 19-20, 1916.

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