Private John Paterson

Private John Paterson, 7th/8th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died of wounds received in action on 22nd August 1917, aged 28. He was born in Coldingham and was the son of Mrs Swinton of Fox Street, Leith. He is buried in Lissenhoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. He was wounded in the Pilckem Sector during the Third Battle of Ypres. The photographs show the desolation of the Flanders battlefield where the drainage systems had been destroyed by the incessant shelling.

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