Private John Boa

Private John Boa, 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.  He died in France on 24th April 1918, aged 20, of wounds received in action during the German Spring Offensives. He was the son of Walter and Jessie Boa of Station House, Maxton and is buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” His Banner Over Me Is Love “.  He had been born in Hawick, enlisted in Berwick-upon-Tweed and resided in St Boswells. The photograph shows a patrol of Camerons in a ruined village awaiting developments.

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