Private Adam McLeish

Private Adam McLeish, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. He was killed in action, aged 24, in France on the 30th July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He had been born in Gavinton, Duns and was the son of Alexander and the late Isabella McLeish of Cothill, Polwarth and Clinthill, St. Boswells. He had been employed as a forester at Cothill, Polwarth when he enlisted in February 1916. He had originally joined the K.O.S.B. but in June he was posted to the R.S.F. in France. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He fell in the attack at Guillimont near Trones Wood where the Battalion suffered a disastrous 633 casualties.

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