Private George Currie

Private George Hardie Currie, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France on 30th July 1916, aged 28, during the Battle of the Somme. He had been born in Melrose to Emily and the late William Currie of the Post Office, Melrose and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France. He had originally enlisted in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers before being transferred to the Fusiliers in June 1916. He fell on the eve of an attack on Trones Wood which would cost the Battalion 633 casualties. The photographs show troops on the Somme and the colour image shows part of the peaceful landscape today with no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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