1. Memorial:Zungeru Cemetery

Awards & Titles:


Education & Career :

Surveyor, Newcastle-on-Tyne (1913).

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 11/Highland Light Infantry 

11th (Service) Battalion Formed at Hamilton in August 1914 as part of K1 and attached to 28th Brigade in 9th (Scottish) Division. Record same as 10th Bn. 14 May 1916 : transferred to 46th Brigade in 15th (Scottish) Division and amalgamated with 10th (Service) Bn to form 10/11th Bn.

Action : The First Battles of the Somme 1918 and associated actions 

21 March - 4 July 1918. The Battles of the Somme in 1918 were mostly concerned with stemming the German advance which started in March 1918 and which made considerable gains in the Somme/Arras sector. Utilising surplus troops which had become available following the surrender of Russia after the October Revolution, the Germans gambled on a massive campaign that could win the war in the west before the USA could bring its resources to bear. Initial gains were in places spectacular but eventually dogged resistance coupled with supply problems and sheer exhaustion closed down the battle. Other attacks were launched along the front to probe the Allied defences but the same pattern of initial gains followed by stalemate prevailed. British casualties were almost 345,000.

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Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Lodge Temperance No. 2557 E.C.Northumberland

19th May 1913
16th June 1913
18th August 1913

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