Private William Gass

Private William Graham Gass, 18th Battalion (4th Glasgow) Service Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. He was killed in action in France, aged 27, on the 19th August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He had been born in Dumfries and was the son of john and Mary Gass of 26 Stirling Street, Galashiels. He had originally enlisted in the Royal Scots Fusiliers but was posted to the H.L.I. in France. The photos show scots troops on the Somme and the colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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