Private Alexander Lothian, 7th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. He was killed in action in Normandy on 6th June, 1944 (D-Day), aged 19. He was the son of Adam and Jane Lothian of Kelso and is buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Normandy, France. He fell in the successful attempt to link up with the glider borne troops who had captured Pegasus Bridge over the River Orne in the early hours of D-Day. The action was excellently portrayed in the the feature film “The Longest Day”. His Headstone is inscribed ” God Be With You Till We Meet Again”. ( Photo of Headstone courtesy of Nicky Stevens).