Private Charles Scott

Private Charles Scott, 43rd Battalion ( The Cameron Highlanders of Canada ), Canadian Infantry. He was killed in action in Belgium on 26th October 1917, aged 22, during the Battle of Third Ypres. He was the son of John and Mary Scott of Falnash Cottage, Teviothead, Hawick and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. The photograph shows the typical Flanders conditions the troops had to fight in. Wet weather and drainage systems smashed by artillery mainly contributed to the atrocious conditions.

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