Private Alexander Mabon

Private Alexander Mabon, 5th/6th ( Service ) Battalion, Cameronians ( Scottish Rifles). He died of wounds on 24th February 1919, aged 39, in the Special Military Surgical Hospital, Birmingham and is buried in Coldingham Churchyard and he is also commemorated on the Coldingham War Memorial. He had been born in Edrom, Berwickshire and was the son of Margaret and the late Thomas Mabon of Templehall, Coldingham. He had been wounded on 3rd October 1918 during the ” Advance to Victory” and had been evacuated to the hospital in Birmingham. Before enlisting he had been employed as a Farm Servant at Ladyrig, Roxburgh. The photos show Allied troops advancing after the retreating German Army during the final 100 days of the War.

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