Lance Corporal John Stirling

Lance Corporal John Turner Stirling, 5/6th Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in Parvilliers on 11th August 1918, aged 20. He was the son of Crawford and Elizabeth Stirling of Samuelston Mains, Pencaitland and is buried in Bouchoir New British Cemetery, France.This action was part of the Battle of Amiens described by the German General Ludendorf as the “Black Day of the German Army”. On this part of the attack the artillery barrage was thin and ragged and all the allotted tanks broke down so progress was limited only to the right flank. Battalion casualties were heavy and 9 Officers were killed.

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