Corporal John Mcveigh

Corporal John Mcveigh, 7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in Belgium on 5th July 1915, aged 19. He was the son of John and Frances McVeigh of 12 Foundry Cottages, Tweedmouth and is buried in St.Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. At this time the Battalion held front line trenches near Wulverghem and Private Mcveigh was killed by a sniper who were very active in this area. Before the War he had been employed as an assistant baker with Messrs Simpson of West Street, Berwick.

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