A dad is determined to find the family of a Glasgow soldier who was killed while liberating his home from Nazis.

Herman Hermans is desperate to find out more about 30-year-old Lance Corporal James Cameron who died in action on November 21 1944.

The 58-year-old, who lives in Baarlo south-east of the Netherlands, feels he owes it to the military lad as he paid the ‘ultimate price’ while fighting Nazis with the Black Watch Battalion in WW2.

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James was born on January 8 1914, at 17 Jordan Street Whiteinch and was the son of William Cameron and Margaret Mc Williams Cameron.

The family also lived at 1659 Dumbarton Road in the city's Scotstoun.

Now Herman hopes to find the brave soldier's remaining living relatives to ‘honour’ James memory as he saved his area from invaders allowing his family to ‘live in peace’ today.

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Herman said: “James Cameron was a lance corporal in the Black Watch Regiment who was killed in action when he liberated Baarlo, our home town.

“We would really like to find out if there are any family members, descendants alive, maybe find a picture of James.

“Since I was a kid I was interested in World War Two. When I heard the old people talking about the war, I was listening.

“Since then these stories have fascinated me, especially the liberation of our region.

“I want to know, who were these Black Watch liberators and where did they come from?

“They gave up their relative safe lives and decided to liberate us from the Nazis, why?

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“This is very special and for that reason we adopt these graves and if possible find some living relatives.

“It lets them know that we care and keep this part of history alive.”

Herman is involved in ‘adopting’ soldiers' graves at two commonwealth cemeteries; Venray and Nederweert.

His family previously found the relatives of a teenage Glasgow soldier called Max Natskin who served in Black Watch at just 19-years-old.

 

 

Herman added: “You start reading what’s on the tombstone, often they were very young, sometimes even 18 or 19.

“I have two daughters and I don’t want to think about the situation that they have to go to war and might get killed.

“All of these soldiers were somebody’s son, husband, brother, or friend. “Often the family puts a few personal words on these tombstones, it is very touching.

“That is the moment that you start thinking, who were these soldiers? Where did they come from? How did they live?

“We also want to show young people that we have to learn from history and hope that this will never happen again.”