Private Walter McGlynn

Private Walter McGlynn, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 19, on the 4th October 1917 during the Battle of Third Ypres and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Flanders, France. He had been born in Selkirk and was the son of Catherine McGlynn of Woodburn Cottage, Clovenfords, Caddonfoot. His three brothers all served in the Army. Thomas was a Regular with the Royal Scots Fusiliers and died in an accident in Burma before the War. William was also a Regular with the K.O.S.B. and was wounded twice before being discharged from the Army in December 1918 due to his wounds. John served with the Seaforth Highlanders and was badly wounded at Arras in May 1917 leading to his discharge in November 1917. The first photo shows Seaforths checking a German dugout during the Battle and the others show the atrocious Flanders conditions, the incessant shelling having destroyed the fragile drainage systems.

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