Second Lieutenant William Wight

Second Lieutenant William Stuart Balmain Wight, 3rd ( Reserve ) Battalion, Royal Scots attached to the 2nd Battalion. He died of wounds received leading his platoon in an attack near the village of Tilloy during the opening day of the Battle of Arras on 9th April 1917, aged 19. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Wight of Greenwood, Grantshouse and is buried in Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, France .Before the War he had been studying agriculture at a college in Edinburgh. The photographs show British troops and a “Chum” in the main street of a captured village near Arras

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