Corporal John Wightman

Corporal John Wightman, 7/8th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died of wounds received during the Battle of Third Ypres in France on 3rd August 1917, aged 20. He is also commemorated on the Whitsome War Memorial. He was the son of John Wightman of Greenhead, Reston and is buried in St Sever Cemetery, Extension, Rouen, France. He was wounded on the opening day of the Offensive on 31st July during the Battle of Pilckhem Ridge. The Objectives were captured but with 57 dead and 240 wounded..

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