Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Private Jackie Gilpin, 5th Border Regiment

Photograph of Private Jackie Gilpin, Service No: 3599463
5th Battalion The Border Regiment, WW2

Photograph: Courtesy of Dawn Wilson
(Great niece of Jackie Gilpin)

Private John William Gilpin (known as Jackie), 5th Battalion The Border Regiment was at 'Razmak Camp' in the Wooler area of Northumberland during the severe winter of 1939 / 1940. He later went with the 5th Borders to France as part of the B.E.F. and was involved in the Dunkirk evacuation in May / June 1940. Unfortunately Jackie Gilpin was to lose his life a few weeks later on 19 August 1940 as the result of a vehicle accident in North Yorkshire.

Click here for a previous article about Private John William Gilpin, and a summary of the Coroner's report about the tragic accident which led to his loss.

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