Private John Gibb

Private John Gibb, 10th ( Service) Battalion, Cameronians ( Scottish Rifles ). He died of wounds suffered during the Battle of Third Ypres in the 32nd Casualty Clearing Station in Belgium on 9th August 1917 aged 19. He was the son of Edward and Euphemia of Darnick and is buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. He had originally been in the 1st/4th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers and had been wounded in the “Charge” on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah on 12th July 1915. Upon recovery he had been posted to the Cameronians. The photograph shows the impressive Memorial raised to the men of the 9th and 15th ( Scottish ) Divisions who fell during the Battle. 10th Cameronians were part of the 15th Division. It was erected on Frezenberg Ridge near the village of Zonnebeke in the Ypres Salient and unveiled in August 2007. A plaque in both Gaelic and English is affixed to the front of the Memorial and contains a quote from the Declaration of Arbroath. The photos show troops during the early stages of the Battle.

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