Lance Sergeant John Joyce

Lance Sergeant John Joseph Joyce, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in France on 14th July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, Somme, France. He fell in the attack on Longueval where ferocious hand to hand fighting took place with the Battalion suffering heavy casualties. He had been born in Clovenfords, Selkirkshire and had lived in Lauder. The photograph shows the remains of Longueval after its eventual capture.

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