Private John Gibson

Private John D. Gibson, 8th ( Service ) Battalion, Black Watch. He was killed in action in France on 19th October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme, aged 38. He was the son of John and Mary Deans Gibson of Teviot Cottage, Kelso and is buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, Somme, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” He Trusted In God To His Dear Memory From All At Home”. The photographs show that after the autumnal rains  the ground turned into a glutinous quagmire as can be seen making all movement very difficult. The colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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