Private Alexander Dalgetty

Private Alexander Dalgetty, 9th Battalion ( Glasgow Highlanders ) Highland Light Infantry. He was killed in action in France on 12th October 1918, aged 34, during the ” Advance to Victory” He was the eldest son of Robert Dalgetty, carter and coal merchant of High Street, Ayton and the husband of Isabella Burns Dalgetty of Gainslaw Hill, Berwick-upon-Tweed. He is buried in Selridge British Cemetery, Montay, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” O For The Touch Of A Vanished Hand And A Voice That Is Now Still”. In October 1918 the Battalion raised a wooden cross to 11 of their comrades who are buried here. He fell in the attack across the River Selle at Montay to secure the high ground beyond. It was a costly failure and  there were 173 casualties with 52 killed. He had originally enlisted in the K.O.S.B. but had transferred to the Highlanders. The photos show troops during the final 100 days of the War.

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