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John Finlayson

Lance Sergeant John Finlayson was Killed in action by a sniper 9 April 1917 at Roclincourt, Arras. He was 25 years old.

Born in Rogart in 1892, his home was listed as Garvault when he enlisted at Golspie. Regimental Number: 240294 (Formerly 977)  1/5th (Sutherland and Caithness) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. He arrived in France on 4 December 1915.

William was buried in Roclincourt Valley Cemetery, France and his death is listed on the Rogart War Memorial.

Thanks to The Scottish Military Research Group – Commemorations Project for this information.