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”.   He had been born in Falkirk and had enlisted in Stenhousemuir. The Battalion was in the second wave of the attack and after mopping up some resistance reached their objective , the ” Brown Line ” by 5.00 p.m. Patrols were then pushed out towards the German held village of Monchy. In World War 1 parlance losses were not high with 5 Officers and 120 Other Rank casualties with 1 Officer and 30 Other Ranks killed. 16 Artillery pieces were captured. The photograph shows one of the captured German artillery pieces which was displayed in front of Hawick museum after the War and the others show troops during the Battle.

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