Private Henry J. Welsh, 1st/7th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He died in France from pneumonia on 26th January 1915 and is buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France. He was the eldest son of Robert Welsh who was the estate joiner and had served an apprenticeship with Messrs Walter Ballantyne of St. Boswells and then gone to work in Stirling. There he joined the Argylls. Before he left Mertoun he had been secretary of the Reading Room Association, the Flower Show and the Young Men’s Guild. He had also rendered great service to the Parish Church choir.