Private George Todd

Private George Todd, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action on 4th October 1917 in Belgium aged 38. He was the son of Peter Todd of Lambden, Greenlaw , the husband of Janet Todd of Cambuslang and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. He had been born in Edrom, Berwickshire, lived in Earlston and had enlisted in the Town. He fell during the Third Battle of Ypres in the attack on Polderhoek Chateau where the Battalion suffered 449 casualties.( It was during this action that Captain L.F. Machin  won his Military Cross. He later married Lois, became Colonel of the Battalion and retired to live in Rosybank, Coldstream ). The photographs show the desolation of the Flanders battlefield after the incessant shelling had destroyed the fragile drainage systems.

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