Private Alexander Hush

Private Alexander Hush, ” C ” Coy., 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in Belgium on 18th April 1915, aged 29. He was the son of Mrs Ann Hush of 14 Chapel Street, Berwick and is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. He fell during the fighting to capture ” Hill 60 ” and the craters caused by mines used in the attack. Much of the crater fighting was hand to hand using anything that came to hand such as picks and sharpened shovels. This sanguinary scrap cost the Battalion 10 Officers and 201 Other Ranks of whom some 50 were killed.

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