Acting Bombardier John Ainslie

Acting Bombardier John Ainslie, 128th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. He was killed in action in Belgium on 26th June 1917, aged 30. He was the son of Elizabeth and the late William Ainslie of Cornhill-on-Tweed and the husband of Catherine Burney ( formerly Ainslie ). He is buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium.. The R.G.A.’s main artillery piece was the 60 pounder gun and was usually used against enemy trenches, counter battery work and against targets behind enemy lines. The final illustration shows one of the guns with its new camouflage patterns.

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