9 November 2009

3244348 Rfm John McFall, 1st Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

3244348 Rifleman John McFall of the 1st Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), died on the 9th November 1940 in India. He was 25 years old.

John was born in Antrim but living in Glasgow when he enlisted. He is buried in the Madras War Cemetery in Chennai. This from the the Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

"MADRAS WAR CEMETERY was created to receive Second World War graves from many civil and cantonment cemeteries in the south and east of India where their permanent maintenance could not be assured. The cemetery contains 856 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. The MADRAS 1914-1918 MEMORIAL is situated at the rear of the cemetery. It bears the names of more than 1,000 servicemen who died during the First World War who lie in many civil and cantonment cemeteries in various parts of India where it is not possible to maintain their graves in perpetuity."

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry.co.uk (1939-1945 Roll of Honour)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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