Pictured here prior to WW1 is John McGill of Allison Place, Springwell.
John was just 19 when he died on 25th October 1916 on the Flanders battlefield. Whilst it looks like he’s wearing a ring in the photo, he was never married.
I can only imagine the terror John faced in that conflict and hope his story is told in more detail one day. Thank you to Betty Mclean for sharing these photos.
Regiment/Service:Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text:2nd Bn.
Date of Death:25/10/1916
Additional information:Son of William McGill and Mary Strickland McGill, of Allison Place, Springwell, Blantyre, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:Pier and Face 4 D.
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