Bombardier John Emslie

Bombardier John Paton Emslie, “L” Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. He was killed in action in France, aged 25, on the 30th August 1918 during the “Advance to Victory”. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of George and Margaret Emslie of 42 Channel Street, Galashiels. He had been a fishmonger when he enlisted and is buried in Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” Though Lost To Sight Thy memory Is Dear”. The photo shows an anti- aircraft gun and crew.

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