Able Seaman John Borthwick

Able Seaman John Borthwick, Royal Navy. He died in Plymouth on 17th December 1916, aged 21 whilst based at H.M.S. Vivid and is buried in Plymouth ( Ford Park) Cemetery. He was the son of Alexander and Mary Borthwick of Whitehaugh Moor, Hawick. H.M.S. Vivid was a Royal Navy Barracks at Devenport, Plymouth and was used to accomodate sailors who were between drafts or were on training courses.

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