Private John Irving

Private John Irving, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died from wounds in France, aged 22, on the 6th October 1918 during the ” Advance to Victory”. ( The C.W.G.C. site spells his name Irvine ). He had been born in Ashkirk and was the son of James and Helen Irvine of Clerklands, Lilliesleaf, Roxburgh. He is buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” A Brave Soldier And Faithful Unto Death” ). Some of the Battalion were acting as reinforcements to other front Battalions on the 27th September and suffered 12 Other Rank casualties. It may be that Private Irving was wound on that date. The photos show Allied troops advancing after the retreating German Army.

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