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Gunner John Coburn

Gunner John Coburn

Gunner John Coburn
4th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Died 24th September 1917
John Coburn (or Cockburn as some records name him), was born at 4 Low Vennel, Wigtown on 16th April 1898, the illegitimate son of domestic servant Margaret Coburn. However, John seems to have spent his childhood living with his …

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Private Andrew Briggs

Private Andrew Briggs
6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
Died 11 April 1917
Private S/40523 Andrew Briggs was the son of farmer Andrew Briggs and his wife Jeannie Skilling. He was born on 2 September 1895 at West Kirkland. In 1901 the family were living at Glenturk Moorhead and in 1911 at …

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Private George Brown Anderson

Private George Brown Anderson
2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Died 20 June 1917
George Brown Anderson was born on 15 December 1897 at 21 Harbour Rd, Wigtown, the son of Andrew Anderson, a sewing machine agent, and his wife, Agnes Brown. The family soon left Wigtown and were living in …

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