Private Henry Macintyre

Private Henry Macintyre, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in Belgium, aged 34, on the 18th March 1915 and is buried in Chester Farm Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. He had been born in Selkirk in 1881 and was the son of the late Henry and Catherine Macintyre formerly of Kirk Wynd, Selkirk. He was the husband of Barbara Macintyre of Saline, Fife whom he had married in Belfast in 1907 when his Battalion had been stationed in Ireland. He hads been a Regular Soldier but by 1911 he had left the Army and was employed as a miner in Midlothian. As a Reservist he had been recalled to the Colours in August 1914. He was killed by a sniper when the Battalion were in front line trenches near Messines. His Headstone is inscribed ” Until The day Break And The Shadows Flee Away”. The photos show Scots troops in early 1915 in the Ypres sector.

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