Lance Corporal A Utterson

Lance Corporal A. Utterson, 8th Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in Flanders on 8th February 1915, aged 29. He was the son of James and Mary Utterson of Grantshouse, Berwickshire and the husband of Jessie Kerse of Booralamin, Dowerin, Western Australia and is buried in Bois-Grenier Communal Cemetery. The 8th Royal Scots were the first of the Scottish Territorial Units to be employed on active service having arrived at le Havre, France aboard the” S.S.Tintorette” on 5th November 1914. At the date of death the Battalion was holding trenches in the Dickiebusch sector described as ” the dreariest spot in Flanders”. It is probable that the cause of death was by shellfire which though intermittent continued to cause casualties.

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