Private George McIntosh, 9th Bn Black Watch

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Private George McIntosh 266476, 9th Battalion The Black Watch

George McIntosh was born at Fingask in the Parish of Kilspindie on 6th March 1896.  His parents were James and Isabella McIntosh who had eleven children.  The family moved subsequently to Easter Bonhard and the children were educated at Kinnaird School.  At the time of enlisting George was employed as a ploughman on Pictonhill Farm.  George enlisted with the Black Watch in November 1915, a few months after his 19th birthday.  After training, he was transferred to the 9th Battalion and mobilised for France.  George was involved in the 3rd Battle of Ypres. Private George McIntosh was killed on 28th September 1917, ironically in a quieter area of the war.  He was occupying an advance post in part of Arras, when a shell burst in the neighbourhood taking its deadly toll of George and six others.  George was 21 years of age.  He is buried in Leven Cross Cemetery, near Arras.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.


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  • Brenton

    Oct 16, 2016 - Reply

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