Company Sergeant Major Charles Richardson

Company Sergeant Major Charles Richardson, 7th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on 25th September 1915, aged 39, on the first day of the Battle of Loos. He was the husband of Annie Richardson of 28 Church Street, Berwick and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Dud Corner, Loos, France. He fell in the successful but very costly attack on the Lens Road Redoubt.  Casualties were 20 Officers and 600 Other Ranks out of 950 attackers. It was here that Piper Daniel Logan Laidlaw of the 7th won his Victoria Cross piping the men out of their gas choked trench and into a hail of machine gun fire. He was wounded but played the men over No Mans Land and into the German trenches with the stirring airs ” Blue Bonnets O'er the Border ” and ” The Standard on the Braes o' Mar “.

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