Private John Maughan

Private John Wilfred Maughan, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in Normandy on 9th June 1944. He was the son of Thomas and Agnes Purves Maughan of Duns and is buried in La Deliverande War Cemetery, Douvres, Normandy, France. His Headstone is Inscribed ” He Bade Us Not Goodbye But In A Fairer Clime He’ll Say Good Morning “. He fell in the attack on Cambes Wood although the Battalion were not part of the main attack. The attack was made in conjunction with the 2nd Royal Ulster Rifles against the 12th Hitler Youth Division and the wood was finally captured on that day. The first three weeks of the campaign in Normandy cost the Battalion 160 casualties.

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