Private John Burns

Private John Common Burns, 11th ( Service ) Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was killed in action, aged 27, in France during the German Spring Offensive on 6th April 1918, aged 27. He had been born in Coldingham and was the son of George and Isabella Burns of Primrose Hill, Duns and is buried in Wanquetin Communal Cemetery Extension near Arras, France.  His Headstone is inscribed ” He Died That We Might Live “. Before enlisting in Duns in September 1914 he had been employed as a ploughman at Primrose Hill, Preston. The photos show Allied troops during the Battle.

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