Private William Neil

Private William Neil, 2nd/4th ( Reserve ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died at Home on 22nd June 1916, aged 29, and is buried in Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh.  The 2/4th Battalion was the reserve for the 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, K.O.S.B.  He had been born in Gordon in 1887 and was the son of the late Georgina and Alexander Neill. Before enlisting he had been employed as a ploughman at Hume Byres but became ill  being transferred to the 2nd Scottish General Hospital, Craigleith, Edinburgh where he died of pneumonia.

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