Private Alexander Ponton

Private Alexander Ponton, 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. He was a Regular soldier and was killed in action in Belgium during the First Battle of Ypres on 22nd October 1914, aged 31. He was the son of Francis and Mary Ponton of South Renton, Grantshouse and the husband of Elizabeth Renton and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium.  ( The first picture shows a typical romanticised cigarette packet card of that era whilst the others show British troops during the Battle.

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