Gunner Adam Pringle

Gunner Adam Pringle, ” A ” Battery, 8th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in action in Belgium on 22nd September 1917, aged 23 during the Battle of Third Ypres. He was the son of Nellie P. Carruthers of Hillhead, Drinkstone, Hawick and was a native of Teviothead. He is buried in Pond Farm Cemetery, Wulvergem, Flanders, Belgium. The Royal Field Artillery normally used the 18 pounder gun in an anti infantry role using both high explosive and shrapnel shells. The photographs show Batteries in action and the state of the ground where they sometimes had to operate in.

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