Captain David Colville

Captain David Colville, 4th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died of wounds from a sniper’s bullet on 18th February 1945 in Holland, aged 25. He was the son of David and Elizabeth Colville of Earlston and is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Holland.He fell in “C” Company’ s attack on Kasteel Blijenbeek , a German held stronghold which finally cost the Company 40 casualties. The position was finally subdued by rocket firing Hawker Typhoons. His Headstone is inscribed ” To His Gay & Gallant Spirit. A Happiness Which Once has Been Imperishable”.

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