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 Devonport, Plymouth and was used to accomodate sailors who were between drafts or were on training courses. His Headstone is inscribed ” For Christ Hath Vanquished Death And Sin Our Freedom To Restore”. The photo shows the Base during the War.

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