Lance Corporal William Hume

Lance Corporal William Young Hume, 7th ( Service ) Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. He was killed in action in France, aged 23, on the 25th September 1915 on the first day of the Battle of Loos.He had been born in Jedburgh and was the son of Frances and the late Walter Hume of Edinburgh and Woodside, Yetholm, Roxburghshire. He had studied at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh before graduating as a Licentiate in Dental Surgery in November 1913. He was working in Dundas Street, Edinburgh when he enlisted in October 1914. His Battalion was part of the 15th ( Scottish ) Division which captured Loos village and parts of Hill 70 before the attack, in the face of intense machine gun fire, ran out of steam having already suffered heavy casualties. 19 Officers and 668 Other Ranks were killed or wounded. ( Between 25th-27th September the Division suffered 6,606 casualties ) He is buried in Noeux-Les-Mines, Communal Cemetery, Loos, France.  The first photo shows Scottish troops marching into the line before the attack and the second photo shows Loos after its capture and the artist’s illustration shows the Camerons attacking at Loos. The third photo shows Hill 70.

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