Private John Culbertson

Private John Sanderson Black Culbertson, 21st Company, Labour Corps. He was killed on Active Service on the 17th September 1918 in France aged 44 during the ” Advance to Victory”. He had been born in Selkirk in 1874 and was the son of Elizabeth and the late George Culbertson. He was married to Jane Culbertson of 34a Tower Street, Selkirk and is buried in Bancourt British Cemetery, Somme, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” To Memory Dear”. He had originally enlisted in the 16th Battalion, Royal Scots known as ” McRae’s Battalion after its founder sir George McRae who had formed it in November 1914. After landing in France with his Battalion in January 1916 he was transferred later to the Labour Corps. On 17th September 1918 he and some of his comrades were killed by an German aircraft. The photos show the Allies advancing during the final 100 days of the War.

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