Gunner Walter Jardine

Gunner Walter Boyd Jardine, 200th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, transferred to the 487th Agricultural Coy. , Labour Corps. He died on Service, aged 42, from influenza in the Military Hospital at Ripon Camp, Yorkshire. He had been born in Jedburgh and was the husband of Margaret Jardine of High Strret, Dunbar. He had been employed as a tailor when he enlisted in late 1915 and went with his Battery to France in November 1916. He was evacuated home with shell shock in August 1917 and afterwards was transferred to the Labour Corps. He is buried in Dunbar Cemetery, East Lothian. ( two of his brothers Adam and William also died – see below ). The photo shows a Battery in action in 1917. The R.G.A. normally used heavy artillery such as howitzers for destroying enemy strongpoints and trench positions with plunging shell fire ).

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