Private George Luke

Private George J. Luke, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots.   He died of wounds in France on 3rd October 1915 received in action during the Battle of Loos, aged 20,  and is buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. He was the son of James and Agnes Luke.  He had been wounded and taken prisoner during the Battle and died in a German Field Hospital at Seclin. His body was reburied in Souchez in 1922. He had been born in Eccles, Berwickshire and lived in Kelso, Roxburghshire. The Battalion suffered heavily in this Battle and casualties amounted to 9 Officers and 285 Other Ranks. 12th Royal Scots were a Unit in the 9th (Scottish) Division. The photo shows part of the battlefield looking towards the German front line.

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