Private George Inglis

Private George Inglis, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France, aged 19, on the 25th September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of Walter and Elizabeth Inglis of 49 Glendinning Terrace, Galashiels. ( Elizabeth was sadly killed in a car accident in July 1917 ). He fell in the capture of Morval where all objectives were taken along with 700 prisoners and 5 machine guns. 5 Officers and 165 Other Ranks became casualties. ( His 2 brothers Charles and William also fell during the War – see above ). The photos show Scots troops on the Somme and the colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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