Major Harry Sanderson

Major Harry Sanderson, ” A ” Battery, 65th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in action in France on 23rd April 1917, aged 46 at Monchy during the Battle of Arras and is buried in Fauberg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France. He was the son of Elizabeth and the late Robert Sanderson of Knowe Park, Galashiels. He was educated at Galashiels Academy, Leeds University at Bremen  He then became a Partner in his fathers Solicitor’s practice He had joined the Inverness-shire Royal Horse Artillery as a Private in September 1914. He was promoted Lieutenant in May 1915 and Captain in August 1916, serving with the B.E.F. in France and Flanders from January 1916.  He left a wife and three children. The illustration is an artists impression of the fierce fighting at Monchy. The R.F.A. main gun was the 18 pounder which was used in an anti infantry role using both high explosive and shrapnel shells and the second photograph shows a Battery in action.

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