Private William Douglas

Private William Douglas , 10th/11th (Service) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. he was killed in action in France, aged 36, on the 17th April 1918 during the German Spring Offensives. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of George and Jessie Douglas of Galashiels and the husband of Ellen Douglas of 79 Meigle Street, Galashiels. He had been employed as an assistant cutter with the Co-Op when he enlisted in the K.O.S.B. and posted to the 2nd Battalion in France where he was later transferred to the H.L.I. He is buried in Tourcoing (Pont-Neuville0 Communal Cemetery, France where his Headstone is inscribed “Until The Day Dawn”.

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