Private John Buckham

Private John Buckham, 2nd Battalion ,Kings Own Scottish Borderers.He was killed in action in France during the Battle of the Somme on 25th September 1916 aged 20. He was the son of Adam and Elizabeth Buckham of Rawburn Cottage, Longformacus, Duns and is buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 2 ,Somme, France. He fell in the capture of Morval where the Battalion captured nearly 700 prisoners and 5 Machine Guns. The photograph shows troops moving up for the attack on Morval.

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