Corporal Robert Hall

Corporal Robert Allan Hall, 7th/8th( Service ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on 9th April 1917, aged 36, on the first day of the Battle of Arras. He was the husband of Mrs A. Hall of 3 Narrow Lane, Berwick and is buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” Till The Day Breaks”. On that day the Battalion Objective was the German ” Brown Line “. This was duly captured and consolidated with patrols sent out towards the village of Monchy. Eventually a line was established about 500 yards ahead of the original objective and 16 artillery pieces were captured. This victory cost the Battalion 5 Officers and 120 Other Ranks in killed and wounded. The photograph shows British troops and a tank in a captured village near Arras. One of the captured guns was displayed in front of Hawick museum after the War.

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