Private Duncan McFarlane

Private Duncan McFarlane, 13th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He died in the 1st Casualty Clearing Station at Choques, aged 25, from wounds received on Active Service in France on 14th September 1915 and is buried in Choques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. He had been born in Cockburnspath and was the son of Joseph and the late Grace McFarlane of Ramrig, Duns. Before enlisting in September 1914 he had been employed as a grocery assistant and bakery worker in Cockburnspath.  At that time the Battalion were holding a sector of trenches in front of the village of Philosophie near Loos in readiness for the Battle of Loos which opened on the 25th September.

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