Corporal Joseph Wilson

Corporal Joseph Wilson, 7th/8th ( Service ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died in France on 8th July 1916 of wounds received in action during the Battle of the Somme aged 26. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Grace Wilson of 32 North Hermitage Street, Newcastleton and is buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” He Died That We Might Live “. ( The C.W.W.G. site has his rank as Private ). The photographs show Scots  troops during the Battle and the colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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