1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Colin Smith

Contributed by: Crichton W. Easton, on 2008-11-01

Colin Smith
First Name Colin
Surname Smith
Year of Birth 1895
Year of Death 1918
Regiment Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
Place of Wartime Residence Stirling, Stirling and Falkirk

Colin's Story

Never forgotten

On the 28th of July 1918, 10 soldiers from 4/5 Battalion, Black Watch, were killed in action. A few days later the French took command of the area where the Black Watch had been fighting and because of the bravery they noted, they raised a cairn on the sight of the furthest advanced soldier (who was in 4/5 battalion). My Great Uncle is a hero to me and whether he was the furthest advanced or not (nobody seems to know) his sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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