Private Francis Allan

Private Francis Allan, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died from wounds in France, aged 30, on the 21st April 1918. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of the late Robert and Jane Allan of Galashiels and is buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes, France. He was a Regular soldier and had served in India with the 1st Battalion. He had served at Gallipoli when the Battalion was part of the 29th Division. He was wounded on several occasions and served with the 7th/8th Battalion before joining the 2nd Battalion. It is likely he was wounded during the German Offensive on the River Lys. At that time the Battalion was in support near Tannay and suffered casualties of 5 Officers and 152 Other Ranks before being relieved on the 21st April.

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