Private Alexander Waugh

Private Alexander Waugh, 16th ( Canadian Scottish ) Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He was killed in action in France, aged 38, on the 11th August 1918 during the Battle of Amiens. He had been born in Jedburgh and was the son of Alexander and Elizabeth Waugh of 6 Exchange Street, Jedburgh. He had served his apprenticeship in a Jedburgh bank before moving to Canada and was a clerk in Vancouver when he enlisted in the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada in August 1914. From there he was posted to the 16th Battalion for overseas service and landed in France in February 1915. He was wounded in May 1915 and was evacuated ill in February 1916 He rejoined his Battalion in France in May 1917. He fell during the great victory at Amiens and is buried in Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. This Battle was the beginning of the ” Advance to Victory” which finally saw the Armistice on November 11th. The photos show Allied troops advancing after the retreating German Army.

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