Private John Colvine

Private John Colvine, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died of wounds in the Regimental Aid Post in France on 28th June 1918, aged 29. He had been born in Chirnside and was the son of Agnes and the late Andrew Colvine of Preston and is buried in Tannay British Cemetery ,Thiennes, France. Rows D and E of  this Cemetery  contain only men of 2nd Battalion K.O.S.B. He was wounded in the attack in the Foret de Nieppe ( The Battle of the Lys ) where there were 200 casualties suffered in the capture of the German positions. Before enlisting he had been employed as a ploughman by Mr Forrest of Preston. He is also commemorated on the Duns War Memorial. He had been born in Chirnside and had enlisted in Duns. His Headstone is inscribed ”  Sleep On Dear Son And Take Thy Rest, They Miss You Most Who Loved You Best “.

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