Private John Douglas

Private John Sanderson Jardin Douglas, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France, aged 25, on the 13th October 1914. He had been born in Selkirk in 1890 and was a Regular Soldier having served for six years. The Battalion was stationed in Dublin on the outbreak of War and landed in France on 15th August 1914. He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial , Richebourg, France. On the 13th October in line with rest of the Army were involved in the “race to the sea” which was not really a race but attempts to turn the flank of the opposing forces, That day saw the Battalion near Givenchy and were heavily shelled suffering 60 casualties in killed and wounded. The photos show troops during the Battle.

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