Corporal George Melville, 6th Bn Black Watch



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Corporal George Melville 1633, 6th Battalion The Black watch.

George Melville was born in Rhynd, Perthshire on 16th July 1894.  His parents, William and Margaret, married in Methven in 1880 and had eight children.  The  family, at one time, lived in Abbey Road, Scone.  At the outbreak of war, George was working as a gardener at Crieff Hydropathic Hotel.  As a territorial, George was called up early.  He was sent to France in May 1915, and from then until the end of July 1916 he was in the Somme area, involved in various battles.  Corporal George Melville was killed during fighting on the 30th July 1916.  He was 22 years of age. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France.  George was awarded the Victory and British War medals.



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