Corporal John Morgan, 7th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers

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Corporal John Morgan 12731,  7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.

John Morgan was born at Over Durdie, Kilspindie on 12th December 1890.  His parents were David and Catherine Morgan of Letheny.  He was educated at Guildtown Public School.  After leaving education he was employed as a Forester on the Scone Estate.  He married Annie Clark Sturrock sometime in 1914 and they had one daughter.  John enlisted in Kitchener’s Army on 3rd September 1914.  Corporal John Morgan was killed on Hill 70 26th September 1915, during the first day of the Battle of Loos.  He was 25 years old.  He would have been entitled to the 1914-15 Star, Victory and British War medals, however there is no record that they were ever issued.


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