Private David Borthwick
First World War
Private David Adam Borthwick, 16th Battalion ,Royal Scots. He died of wounds in France on 27th April 1918, aged 25. He was the son of Thomas and Janet Borthwick of Redpath, Melrose.and is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery, Lille France. It is likely he was wounded during the Battle of the Lys, a rearguard action in the face of the German " Georgette " Offensive. As Lille was in German hands until October 1918 it is likely that Private Borthwick had been taken prisoner before dying of his wounds.