Private John Purves

Private John Burns Purves, 1st Garrison Battalion, Royal Scots. He was drowned at sea and is commemorated on the Doiran Memorial on the Salonica Front, Bulgaria. He had been born in Cranshaws, Berwickshire and had lived in Reston. He had originally served with the Kings Own Scottish Borderers. At that time his Battalion were In positions west of the Vardar River near the town of Slop. The photographs show Scottish troops at Salonica.

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