Black John Pte 2760378

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Name Black John
Army number 2760378
Rank Private.
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age 24 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Black Watch, and posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish - date not yet known. Served in Northern France with the B.E.F.? Served Iceland? Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION NW Europe 1/7/44, Serial No. 365.
Company/Battery Company not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not known, but probably Rifleman.
Joined Brigade Not yet confirmed.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Yes – only so far as those injuries lead to his death.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 01-Jul-44 at Rauray. Interred initially at Rauray Map 7F/1 1/50,000 Reference 887.652. Re-buried 9/7/1945 in Grave V.J.6. St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux. Headstone inscription reads : A GALLANT SOLDIER A SON SO BRAVE THAT WE MIGHT LIVE HIS LIFE HE GAVE.
Home address Son of John and Jane Black, Dundee.
Source table 1TS