Private Francis Brogan

Private Francis Brogan, 30th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps ( Infantry ). He died of wounds in Belgium during the “Advance to Victory” on 28th September 1918, aged 26. He was the son of Owen and Ann Brogan of Tweedmouth and is buried in Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. His Headstone is inscribed ” With Christ Which Is Far Better”. He had originally enlisted in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers and had survived being  torpedoed whilst on his way to join the Regiment in Palestine where they were in action against the Turks. The M.G.C. used the Vickers gun in both an offensive and defensive role. The photograph shows gunners having a break and Allied troops in pursuit of the retreating Germans during the last 100 days of the War

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