Lieutenant Alastair Blair

Lieutenant Alastair Hunter Blair, 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. He was killed in action in France on 9th May 1915 during the Battle of Aubers Ridge. He was the son of Major and Mrs Reginald Hunter Blair of Broomdykes, Duns. The attack was a complete failure. The German wire was uncut and the artillery barrage was feeble. The Camerons lost 4 Officers killed and the total Army casualties were 11,000 for no territorial gain. The picture shows an artist’s impression of the attack.

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