Private Robert Blaikie

Private Robert Blaikie, 8th Battalion, Black Watch. He was killed in action in France on 9th April 1917 during the Battle of Arras. He was the brother of Mrs R. Whitelaw of Church Street, Eyemouth and is buried in Cabaret-Rouge Cemetery, Souchez, France.  The Battalion objectives on the “Black” and “Blue” Lines were captured but with losses of 5 Officers and 50 Other Ranks killed and  6 Officers and 147 Other Ranks wounded. By nightfall the position was consolidated and the Cameron and Argylls passed through to attack the German strongpoint of Athies.

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