Private Adam Gordon

Private Adam Drummond Gordon, 7th ( Service ) Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. He was killed in action in France on 17th August 1916, aged 20, during the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of James and Euphemia Gordon of Dingleton, Melrose and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France. He fell in a successful attack on the “Switch Line” which was held and consolidated despite a strong German counter attack. (The Battalion was part of the 15th ( Scottish) Division ). The photograph shows Scottish troops on the Somme and the colour image depicts a peaceful Somme landscape today with “no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now “.

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