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Jack Roberts 10402 KOSB

 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:52 am    Post subject: Jack Roberts 10402 KOSB Reply with quote

John (Jack) Henry Roberts age 21 Private (10402) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was just 14 and a musician at the Duke of York's Royal Military School in Chelsea when he enlisted in the KOSB in March 1909. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 15 August 1914 as part of the original British Expeditionary Force. He was wounded and taken prisoner in November and held at the Stadtisches Krankenhaus (Hospital) in Eisleben near Leipzig before being transferred to a prison camp in February 1915. He was repatriated in an exchange of wounded prisoners and spent time in a London Hospital in July 1915 where he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. He was discharged from the army in August 1915 and awarded a Silver War Badge (490648). Jack returned to Lockerbie where he died of tuberculosis at Harcourt Place on 26 July 1916 and was buried in Lockerbie (Dryfesdale) Cemetery.

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