Captain David Colville

Captain David Colville, 4th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died of wounds from a sniper’s bullet in Holland on 18th February 1945, aged 25. He was the son of David and Elizabeth Colville of Earlston and is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Holland.  He was wounded in the “C” Company attack on Kasteel Blijenbeek, a German stronghold which cost the Company 40 casualties. The position was finally eliminated by rocket firing Hawker Typhoons. His Headstone is inscribed ” To His Gay & Gallant Spirit. A Happiness Which Once Had Been Imperishable “. The photographs show the Borderers in 1945.

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