Bombardier George Carlan

Bombardier George Duncan Carlan, “A” Battery, 92nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 24, on the 20th September 1917 during the Battle of Third Ypres. He had been born in 1893 in Edinburgh as George Duncan Mclean son of Matthew and Robina ( McLean ) Carlan of “Viewfield Cottage”, Selkirk and is buried in Canada Farm Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. He had served his apprenticeship in the Sherriff Clerk’s Office in Selkirk and was a clerk in the Sherriff’ Clerk’s Office in Peebles when he enlisted in August 1914. After training he was posted to the 5th Brigade in France in February 1915. In June 1917 he was wounded and after treatment in the 22nd General Hospital at Camiers he was posted to the 92nd Brigade. The photos show the usual Field Artillery 18 pounder gun which fired both high explosive and shrapnel shells one of which is shown below.

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