He served in the 6/7th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers and died in France/Flanders on 9th April 1917.
He is buried in the Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France and is remembered on the War Memorial in Cumnock.
Ancestry has this on him
|BIRTH PLACE:||Closeburn, Kircudbrightshire|
|DEATH DATE:||9 Apr 1917|
|DEATH PLACE:||France and Flanders|
|ENLISTMENT PLACE:||Cumnock, Ayrshire|
|REGIMENT:||Royal Scots Fusiliers|
|BATTALION:||6 7th Battalion|
|TYPE OF CASUALTY:||Died of wounds|
|THEATRE OF WAR:||Western European Theatre|
37 Church St
John Black 33 railway labourer
Annie Black 32
Marion Black 12
John M Black 9
Mary Black 6
Sarah J Black 6
Maggie Black 2
Update: This paragraph added 4/4/2018
He was born John Murray Black on 17 sep 1891 at Townfoot Cottage in Closeburn to John Black ploughman and Annie Lind.
He had previously been shot in the left shoulder blade on 28 Sep 1915 and was home in Skares on leave after that. He was a bomb thrower. (Cumnock Chronicle 5 Nov 1915)
On the 1915 valuation roll John Black collier lived at 132 Skares.
He is mentioned along with Thomas Campbell in the Chronicle. He was married with three children.
His wife was Agnes Reid and one of his children was Frederick Thomson Black born at 132 Skares Row in 1914.
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Here is his entry on Commonwealth War Graves Commission