Private Alexander Brown

Private Alexander McLandsbury Brown, 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. He was killed in action in France, aged 20, on the 3rd September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He had been born in Dumfries and was the son of James and Janet Brown of 188 Scott Street, Galashiels. Before enlisting and joining his Battalion in France in October 1915 he had worked as a painter in Galashiels. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. The photos show Scots troops during the Battle and the colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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