Lieutenant Colonel David Home

Lieutenant  Colonel  David William Milne Home, Royal Garrison Artillery. He died at home from influenza on 27th July 1918, aged 45. He had been born in London and was the son of Colonel David Milne Home ( Royal Horse Guards ) and the husband of Margaret Milne Home of Paxton House, Paxton. He is buried in the Family Enclosure in Hutton Kirkyard, Hutton, Berwickshire. He had served with the South of Scotland Royal Field Reserve Artillery since the 1890s and was honorary Lieutenant Colonel from 1909. He offered his services on the outbreak of War and was in command of Leith Fort. He was on his way to the Isle of Wight when he stopped of in Reston where he contracted the influenza and died. ( The “Spanish Flu” epidemic was sweeping the World at that time killing many more than actually fell in the War ).

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