Private George Davidson

Private George Davidson, 6th (Service) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 25, on the 22nd October 1918 during the “Advance to Victory” and is buried in Vichte Military Cemetery, Belgium. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of William and Annie Davidson of 15 Livingston Place, Galashiels and the husband of Amelia Davidson of 4 Greenbank Street, Galashiels. He had been employed as a bread checker with the Co-Op. when he enlisted in 1914. He joined the 1st/4th K.O.S.B. in Egypt and served there and in Palestine. He was wounded on the attack on “Outpost Hill” and upon recovery he was posted to the 6th Battalion in France. He fell in the attack on and capture of the village of Vichte which was the last action of the Battalion in the War. The photos show Allied troops advancing after the retreating German army during the final 100 days of the War. ( His brother James also fell during the War – see above ).

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