Second Lieutenant John Watson, 17th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in France during the German Spring Offensive on 27th April 1918 on the River Lys, aged 30. He was the son of Alexander Watson of Branxton, Cornhill-on-Tweed and the husband of Jessie Watson of ” St Regulus ” Church, Haddington. He is buried in Harponville Communal Cemetery, Somme , France. The photos show Allied troops in defensive positions during the battle.