Private William Cullen

Private William Cullen, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in France on 9th April 1917, aged 22, on the first day of the Battle of Arras. He was the son of Elizabeth Fowler but was brought up by his aunt  Mary Hymers ( formerly Cullen ) and the late Robert Cullen and is buried in Beaurains Road Cemetery, Beaurains, Arras, France. He fell in the successful  Battalion assault on the German positions in the ” Brown Line ” near Tilloy. The artist’s illustration depicts the type of grim fighting that took place during the Battle and the photo shows British troops with a tank in the main street of a captured village near Arras.

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