Lieutenant John Wood

Lieutenant John Wood, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action against the Turks in Palestine on 13th November 1917, aged 26. He was the son of John Wood, Solicitor,  and Rebecca Wood of Victoria House, Eyemouth and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine, He had gone to France in September 1914 with the London Scottish Regiment where he had fought in their famous action at Messines Ridge and had then transferred to the K.O.S.B. in 1915 where he had served in Gallipoli and Egypt. He fell in the same action as Lt. Robertson above. He had been educated at the Royal High School in Edinburgh and had gone to London to work. There he had joined the London Scottish as a Territorial and was mobilised by them on the outbreak of War. His Headstone is inscribed “R.I.P.”. The photos show Borderers at Ramleh in late 1917.

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