Private Archibald Chisholm

Private Archibald William Chisholm, 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. He died from wounds in France, aged 34, on the 13th March 1915. He ad been born in Galashiels and was the son of the late Janet and Alexander Chisholm formerly of 12 Union Street, Galashiels. He had been a Regular soldier and as a Reservist he was recalled to the Colours in August 1914 and posted to the 1st Battalion in January 1915. He was wounded during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle which was fought between 10th and 12th March. As part of the Jullunder Brigade in the Indian Corps it is likely he was mortally wounded in the attack on the German positions in the Bois du Biez on the 12th March. Progress was made but finally the attack was halted in the face of intense machine gun fire. He is buried in Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie, France. ( His brother Alexander also fell – see above). The photos were taken during the Battle.

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