Sapper Adam Wight

Sapper Adam Wight, 218th Field Company, Royal Engineers. He was killed in France , aged ,39 on the 5th April 1918 during the German Spring Offensives. He had been born in Jedburgh and was the son of John and Euphemia Wight of Waterside, Jedburgh and the husband of Margaret Wight of St. Vital, Manitoba, Canada. He had been working as a mason when he enlisted in the Durham Light Infantry but was transferred to the Royal Engineers. He was helping some of his injured comrades when another shell burst and he and 6 of his comrades were killed. He is buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France where his headstone is inscribed ” Greater Love Hath No Man Than This”.

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