Private William Lyall

Private William Lyall, 1st/9th ( Highland) Battalion, Royal Scots ( The Dandy Ninth ) He was killed in action on 1st August 1918 aged 27. He was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Lyall of Hutton and is buried in Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, France. He fell in the attack on the German positions near Villemontoire where the Battalion suffered very heavy casualties losing 8 Officers killed and 5 wounded and 120 Other Ranks killed with 300 wounded. These casualties represented about 80% of the Battalion. His Headstone is inscribed ” He Died That We Might Live”.

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