Private Andrew Inglis

Private Andrew Inglis, 8th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch. He was killed in action in France, aged 22, on the 19th July 1918 and is buried in Meteren Military, Cemetery, France. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of Robert and the late Christina Inglis of 57 Wood Street, Galashiels. He fell in the attempt to secure Meteren but failed due to the intense machine gun fire and the failure of the stokes mortars to destroy the barbed wire entanglements in front of the German positions. 8 Officers and 87 Other Ranks were killed and 5 Officers and 111 Other Ranks were wounded. In addition 28 Other Ranks were posted missing.

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