Corporal George E. Purves, Royal Marines, ( Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation ). He died on active service on 1st January 1943 in Italy aged 24. He was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Purves of Jedburgh and the husband of S.K.Purves of Jedburgh. He is buried in Moro River Canadian Cemetery, San Donato, Italy. (The M.N.B.D.O.s were set up during the War to defend Royal Navy Bases from enemy attack ).