Private Peter Pringle

Private Peter Pringle, 13th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots. he was killed in action in Belgium, aged 21, on the 22nd August 1917 during the Battle of Third Ypres. He had been born in Hawick and was the son of George and Catherine Pringle of ” Kaimend”, Kirkton. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Flanders, Belgium. He fell in an attack near the ” Bremen” Redoubt in front of the German positions in ” Vampir” and “Potsdam”. The attack was unable to breach the defences but did repulse several counter attacks. The Battalion was relieved that night having suffered 276 All Ranks in killed, wounded and missing. A heavy price to pay. The photos show troops during the early stages of the Battle which opened on 31st July.

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