Private John Grieve

Private John Skeldon Grieve, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed by a sniper on 8th July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France. He was the son of James Grieve and before the War he worked as a gardener on the Dunglass Estate. On this day the Battalion were covering the left flank of the 30th Division who were attacking Trones Wood. The artist’s impression shows the type of grim fighting that took place in and around the Somme woods such as Trones.

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