Private George Screen

Private George Screen, 14th ( Service ) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. He was killed in France , aged 37, on the 24th April 1917. He had been born in Selkirk in 1879 and was the son of the late John and Isabella Screen of 2 Dunsdalehaugh, Selkirk and the husband of Sarah Screen of Back Row, Selkirk and 14 Dunsdalehaugh, Selkirk. He had serve with the 3rd Volunteer Coy. Kings Own Scottish Borderers in the South African War and was working in the St. Mary’s Mill, Selkirk when he enlisted in 1914. In 1916 he was posted to France and transferred to the H.L.I. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France. His Battalion was a ” Bantam Battalion ” which recruited from mem who were under the official height for enlistment.

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