Private John Younger

Private John Younger, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on 14th April 1917, aged 30, during the Battle of Arras. He was the son of John and Margaret Younger of Kiln Hill, Tweedmouth and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. He had been a Regular Soldier in the Gordon Highlanders and had served four years in India before leaving to become a coal miner at Scremerston. On the outbreak of War he then joined the K.O.S.B. and had taken part in the Gallipoli campaign. His brother James also fell ( see above ). At that time the Battalion were in front line trenches near Guemappe and suffered a steady drain of casualties from shellfire and sniping. 15 casualties were suffered on the 14th alone including 2 Second Lieutenants killed.  The photos show troops during the Battle.

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