Lance Corporal Charles Whyte, M.M.

Lance Corporal Charles Morrison Whyte, M.M., 3rd/1st Battalion, Lovat Scouts. He was killed in action in France, aged 27, on the 22nd May 1917. He had been born in Dornoch and was the son of William and Isabella Whyte of Aldourie, Dores, Invernesshire. Before enlisting in 1914 he had been employed at the Tweed Vineries, Clovenfords, Caddonfoot. He went with the 1st/1st Lovat Scouts to Gallipoli in September 1915 but was invalided home. Upon recovery he was posted to the Special Scouts and went to France in October 1916. He was a noted sniper and was awarded his Military Medal in early 1917. He is buried in Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” Until We Meet”. ( The Scouts formed a number of detachments known as ” sharpshooters” and were used for observation and sniping work ).

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