Sergeant Daniel Stuart

Sergeant Daniel Stuart, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots. ( Both the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site and ” Soldiers Died ” spell his name Stewart ) He was killed in action in France on 3rd May 1917 during the Battle of Arras and is buried in Drury Crucifix Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. He had been born at Greenlaw, lived in Greenlaw and enlisted in Edinburgh.  He fell in a wide scale offensive in the Monchy sector on 3rd May  where the Battalion suffered heavy casualties and due to uncut wire they failed to penetrate the German first line of trenches. The illustration is an artist’s impression of the fierce fighting at Monchy.

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