Private Robert Hendry

Private Robert Hendry, 6th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on 9th April 1917 on the first day of the Battle of Arras, aged 36. He was the son of the late William and Elizabeth Hendry of Birgham and the husband of Catherine C.Hendry of 4 Ladhope Bank, Galashiels. He is buried in Bailleul Road West Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy, Arras, France. The Battalion took its objective ” Obermayer Trench ” and held its position allowing the 11th Royal Scots to leapfrog them onto the next position.  Casualties among the Officers were 2 killed and 12 wounded. Other Rank casualties were not given but the Regimental history states ” they do not seem to have been out of the way “. The relatives of Private Hendry would no doubt have had a very different viewpoint.

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