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Private Bernard McDonald

1st Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Service No: 6623

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Personal details

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 76 Buchanan St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 01/07/1916 Somme

Enlisted

Berwick 26/09/1913 as Reservist

Employed

Labourer in the British Tube Works / Reservist

Age

19

Buried / Remembered

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Family Information

Son of Henry and Mary McDonald of 76 Buchanan St, Coatbridge. Bernards brother Private Peter McDonald of the 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 27/01/1915 (see index) His other brother Harry of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers was hospitalised in East Africa in early 1918 and his half-brother Company Sergeant Major Hugh Burns DCM,MM of the 1st Battalion Cameronians was Killed in Action on the 12/04/1918 (see index)

Additional Information

Bernard was Killed in Action on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme where over 19,000 British soldiers were killed on that disastrous 1st day. Bernard enlisted as a Reservist on the 26/09/1913. Also remembered on the St Augustines Church Roll of Honour and Stewarts and Lloyds Roll of Honour (see photos). See photos for Bernards name on the Thiepval Memorial

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