Private William Inglis

Private William Inglis, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 20, on the 18th November 1914 during the First Battle of Ypres. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of Walter and Elizabeth Inglis of 49 Glendinning Terrace, Galashiels. He had only joined his Battalion in October 1914. On the 18th the Battalion were in front line trenches near Hooge and suffered 20 casualties in killed and wounded from the effects of the German Minenwerfers of “minnies” as the troops called them. ( His 2 brothers Charles and George also fell during the War. The photos show troops in Belgium in late 1914.

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