Major McGregor Jobson

Major McGregor Jobson, 1st/4th ( Border) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died from wounds in Hospital, aged 40. He died from wounds in hospital in France, aged 40, and is buried in Tourcoing (Pont Neuville) Communal Cemetery, Nord France. He had been born in Dundee and was the son of Mary and the late David Jobson and the husband of Ada Jobson of Langrig, Galashiels. He had been a Director of Wright and Jobson Tweed Mill. Galashiels and had been commissioned in the Roxburghshire and Selkirk Volunteer Rifles in 1902. From there he transferred to the 4th Territorial K.O.S.B. when it was formed in 1908. He served at Gallipoli, where he was wounded, then Egypt and Palestine. In September 1917 he was posted to the 1st/4th Seaforth Highlanders in France. He was wounded and captured in the German Spring Offensives and died in the Municipal Hospital in Tourcoing.

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