Second Lieutenant John Kincaid

Second Lieutenant John Brown Kincaid, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.  He was killed in France, aged 25, on 3rd May 1917 during the Battle of Arras and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.  He was the brother of James Brown Kincaid above. He had been born in Berwick-upon-Tweed. He had served his apprenticeship in the Commercial Bank in Eyemouth before moving to the London branch. He was commissioned in April 1915 and went to France in November 1916.  1st R.S.F. were part of  the 3rd Division and he fell in the attack on “Infantry Hill “where the Battalion suffered heavy casualties of 296 with 8 Officers and 84 Other Ranks killed with 3 Officers and 212 Other Ranks wounded. He was educated at the Berwickshire High School, Duns and is also commemorated on the Memorial Tablet placed in the new Berwickshire High School, Duns. The photos show troops during the Battle

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