Sergeant William Pearce

Sergeant William Pearce, 12th ( Service ) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. He was killed in action in France, aged 28, on the 13th August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He had been born in Whithorn, Wigtonshire and was the son of Maurice and Janet Pearce of The Peel, Clovenfords, Caddonfoot. He is buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” In Holy Remembrance “.The Battalion was part of the 46th Brigade in the 15th ( Scottish ) Division. The photos show Scots troops on the Somme and the colour image depicts a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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