Private John Gibb

Private John Gibb, 10th ( Service ) Battalion, Cameronians. He died in Belgium in the 32nd Casualty Clearing Station on 9th August 1917, aged 19, of wounds suffered in action during the Battle of Third Ypres. He was the son of Edward and Euphemia of Darnick Melrose and is buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. He had been with the 1st/4th Kings Own Scottish Borderers and had been wounded at Gallipoli on 12th July 1915 during the “Charge” on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah. Upon recovery he had been transferred to the 10th Cameronians. An impressive Memorial was raised to commemorate the men of the 9th and 15th ( Scottish ) Divisions who fell during the Battle. 10th Cameronians were part of the 15th Division. It was erected on the Frezenberg Ridge near the village of Zonnebeke in the Ypres Salient and it was unveiled in August 2007. A plaque in both Gaelic and English is affixed to the front of the Memorial and has a quote inscribed from the Declaration of Arbroath. the photos show troops during the earlier stages of the Battle.

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