Private Andrew Jack

Private Andrew Jack, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in Belgium on 18th August 1918, aged, 39. during the “Advance to Victory”. He had ben born in Kelso and lived in the Town, was the son of the late Mr and Mrs Andrew Jack and the husband of Margaret Jack of 6 Northcote Street, Hawick. He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Ploegsteert, Flanders, Belgium. He fell in the successful assault on Hoegenacker Mill where 300 prisoners were taken along with 60 machine guns. 2 Officers and 15 Other Ranks were killed and 3 Officers and 105 Other Ranks were wounded. The photographs show Allied troops advancing against the retreating German Army during the final 100 days of the War.

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