Private Robert Laurie Brydon, 17th (service) Battalion, attd. 106th Trench Mortar Battery. He was killed in action in France, aged 20, on the 1st May 1917 and is buried in Marteville Communal Cemetery, Attilly, Aisne, France. he was born in Galashiels and was the son of the late William and Margaret Brydon of Galashiels. Before enlisting in the Royal Scots in April 1915 he had been employed as a vanman in Galashiels. The photos show mortars in action in the trenches.