World War One Memorial Plaque or Dead Mans Penny to John Joseph McNairn

World War One Memorial Plaque or Dead Mans Penny to:
John Joseph McNairn

 

 
Commonwealth War Graves records only one J J McNairn.
40160 Private J J McNairn,
7th/8th Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Died 26th April 1917 at the age of 20 years old.
He was the son of Mary and Samuel McNairn of Dumfries.
Remembered with Honour – Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport.
Comes with copy CWGC Certificate and copy Medal Index Card.
Medal Index card lists correct details but does not reocrd his death.
Plaque has a hole drilled at 12 O’Clock.
During the First World War, Le Treport was an important hospital centre and by July 1916, the town contained three general hospitals (the 3rd, 16th and 2nd Canadian), No.3 Convalescent Depot and Lady Murray’s B.R.C.S. Hospital. The 7th Canadian, 47th and 16th USA General Hospitals arrived later, but all of the hospitals had closed by March 1919. As the original military cemetery at Le Treport filled, it became necessary to use the new site at Mont Huon. There are now 2,128 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery and seven from the Second World War. The cemetery also contains more than 200 German war graves. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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