Bombardier John Gavin, 269th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. He died from wounds in Belgium, aged 35, on the 29th September 1917 and is buried in Locre Hospice, Cemetery, Belgium. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of John and Mary Gavin of Gasworks Cottages, Galashiels and the husband of Mary Gavin whom he married in Galashiels in 1911. The R.G.A. used amongst other artillery pieces the 9.2 inch howitzer to destroy German fortifications and strongpoints with their plunging fire.