Private Adam Jardine

Private Adam Jardine, 10th ( Service ) Battalion, Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 38, on the 31st July 1917 on the first day of the Battle of Third Ypres. He had been born in Jedburgh and was the second son of the late John Jardine, Jedburgh and the husband of Margaret Jardine of Townend, Dumbarton. He had served his apprenticeship as a butcher in Jedburgh and had played rugby for Jed Forest. He had also played professional rugby for Oldham, Lancashire. He had originally enlisted in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Dumbarton in September 1914 but was transferred to the Army Cyclists Corps. From there he was posted to the West Kents in France in May 1916. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. ( Two of his brothers Walter and William also died – see below ). The photos show troops during the early stages of the Battle

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