Private John Blacklock

Private John Blacklock, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. He was killed in action in France on 13th November 1916 during the 51st (Highland) Division’s highly successful attack on the very strong German positions in the village of  Beaumont Hamel. ( This village was a first day objective on 1st July ).This was the last major Battle of the Somme Offensive. He is buried in Queens Cemetery Pusieux, Somme, France. The photograph shows what remained of the village after its capture by the Highlanders.

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