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John Inkster


WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium

S/3573 Private

1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division

Age: 19

Date of Death: 2.6.15

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 38

Family history: Son of George and Helen Inkster, 4 North Basin Street, Grangemouth. His brother George was also serving in the Gordon Highlanders. John was a dock labourer before enlisting at the beginning of the war.

The action leading to his death

The Battalion was in the line at Hooge. Their trenches were subjected to heavy German artillery fire which commenced at 6.30am and went on for the day. Hooge village taking much of the enemies fire. The Battalion had 22 men killed and 46 wounded.

WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium
Linesman Map

Medals Awarded

1915 Star, Victory Medal, British Medal

WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium

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