Private Henry Elliot

Private Henry Elliot, 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. He was killed in action in France, aged 22, on the 3rd September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme.. He was born in Galashiels and was the son of Margaret and the late Henry Elliot of 54 King Street, Galashiels. He had been employed as a pattern weaver when he enlisted in May 1915 joining his Battalion in France in November 1915. He is buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. The photos show Scots troops on the Somme with the colour image showing a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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