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Vereinigtes Königreich, Schottland
British Expeditionary Force
Einberufung ort:
Cambuslang, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Vereinigtes Königreich, Schottland
 —  Seaforth Highlanders, 7th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

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Varlet Farm, Belgien
Im Kampf gefallen


Tyne Cot Memorial
Tafel: 133

Auszeichnungen und Orden 4

1914-15 Star
Medaille — 01/12/1919
British War Medal
Medaille — 21/05/1920
Military Medal and Bar
Victory Medal
Medaille — 21/05/1920

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#2 Einberufung ort

Meine Geschichte

John Gebbie was born in 1895 in Cambuslang, Glasgow, Scotland. At an early age John and his brother Andrew were adopted by the Aird Family, after his mother had passed away in 1899 and his father in 1900. John enlisted in Cambuslang late 1914 or early 1915 and disembarked in France in May 1915. He served as a Corporal in ‘C’ Company, of the 7th Battalion Seaforth highlanders, part of the 26th Brigade, of the 9th (Scottish) Division.

On 12 October 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele, the 7th Seaforth Battalion’s objective was to continue on from the attack towards the Wallemolen Cemetery-Inch Houses line and if possible to reach the German positions further to the Northeast. The Black Watch had already achieved the subsidiary objective of taking control of Adler farm.

By mid-day Gebbie’s Battalion had pushed past Inch Houses and headed towards Varlet Farm, with the 12th Royal Scots acting as a supportive unit to the rear of the attack. Gebbie occupied positions to the right of the farm with ‘C’ company.

As the 7th Seaforths advanced they began to receive heavy fire from Germans pillboxes on both their flanks. Many casualties were sustained, forcing the Seaforths and Royal Scots to fall back to the Wallemolen Cemetery-Inch Houses line. John was one of the men who fell during the attack on Varlet Farm. The 22-year old Corporal has no known grave and John is commemorated at Tyne Cot memorial.

Dateien 2

Quellen 5

"Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Uniform, 2018, pg. 132-133.
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The Long, Long Trail
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War Diary Seaforth Highlanders, 7th Bn.
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