Private John Duthie Swayne, of 7th Seaforth Highlanders,was born in 1899 in Perth. The family later moved to Dalmeny.
As part of the 9th Division, the battalion were involved in the Battle of Messines, 10th – 11th April – a phase of the Battle of Lys, Flanders, during the Spring Offensive, part of the Final Conflicts which ended the war.
This is where John was killed in action on 11.4.1918, aged 18, a month before his 19th birthday.
He is Commemorated on Panel Ref: 132 -135 and 162A, Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, Belgium and was awarded the British War and Victory Medals.
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