Contributed by: Crichton W. Easton, on 2008-11-01
|Year of Birth||1895|
|Year of Death||1918|
|Regiment||Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Stirling, Stirling and Falkirk|
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.