Private John Mack

Private John Mack, 1st/4th ) Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on 1st September 1918, aged 28 during the ” Advance to Victory ” and is buried in Queant Road Cemetery, Queant, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” Ever Remembered By All At Home”. He was the son of Thomas and Letitia Mack of Blakelaw, Kelso and had been born at Makerstoun, Kelso. He fell in the assault on Queant  which was part of the heavily fortified Hindenburg Line, the last line of German defences . It was a costly affair and only partially successful due to a heavy concentration of machine gun posts which had enfiladed the attack. 3 Officers and 26 Other Ranks were killed and 6 Officers and 102 Other Ranks were wounded. The photographs show Allied troops advancing after the retreating German army in the final 100 days of the War.

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