Private Harry Smith Kinleyside

Private Harry Smith Kinleyside, 8th ( Service ) Battalion Black Watch. He was killed in action on 22nd March 1918 aged 32 years, during the German March Offensive and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France. He was born at Berwick-on-Tweed  and was the son of Mrs. Dorothy Kinleyside, of 30 Learmouth Grove, Edinburgh. On that date the Battalion were holding trenches in the Gouzeaucourt sector and were forced into a general retirement due to heavy attacks on the flanks. From the 21st March -28th March the Battalion suffered  casualties of 12 Officers and 437 Other Ranks. This included 275 missing many of which were eventually found to have become Prisoners of War. The photos show Allied troops in defensive positions.

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