Private William Hunter

Private William Hunter, 10th/11th (Service) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. He was killed in action in France, aged 23, on the 9th April 1917 on the first day of the Battle of Arras. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of Robert and Isabella Hunter of 1 Tea Street, Galashiels. He had originally enlisted in the Reserve Regiment of Cavalry but was posted to the 10th H.L.I. in France. In May 1916 the 10th was amalgamated with the 11th Battalion. He is buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” At Rest In The Lord Under This Sod Lies Our Dear Son Willie”.

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