Private William Cullen

Private William Fowler 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 had been born in Eckford and was the son of Mary Fowler (but was brought up by his aunt  Mary Hymers ( formerly Cullen ) of Lidgate, Ancrum) and the late Robert Cullen and is buried in Beaurains Road Cemetery, Beaurains, Arras, France. He had originally enlisted in the Lothian and Border Horse before being posted to the 1st/9th Royal Scots and then transferring to the 2nd R.S.  He fell in the successful  Battalion assault on the German positions in the ” Brown Line ” near Tilloy. The photos show troops during the Battle.

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