Private John Veitch

Private John Veitch, Royal Scots and No.2 Commando. He was killed in action in Italy during the amphibious landings at Salerno ( Operation Avalanche ) on 13th September 1943, aged 21. He was the son of Thomas and Agnes Veitch of Kelso and is buried in Salerno War Cemetery, Salerno, Italy. His Headstone is inscribed “In Loving Memory of Our Dear Son, Gently He Sleeps In The Arms Of Jesus”.

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