Private Andrew Armstrong

Private Andrew Armstrong, 5th ( Service ) Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. He died in Belgium on 21st October 1917, aged 30 of wounds received in action during the Battle of Third Ypres. He was the son of the Rev. James and Antonia Armstrong of New Cumnock, Ayrshire and is buried in St. Julien Dressing Station Cemetery, St Julien, nr. Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. His Headstone is inscribed ” Thy Will Be Done”. The photographs show the dire condition of the battlefield where the incessant shelling had destroyed the drainage system. The colour photo shows the impressive Memorial raised to commemorate the men of the 9th and 15th ( Scottish ) Divisions who fell during the Battle. The 5th Camerons were part of the 26th Brigade in the 9th Division. It was erected on the Frezenberg Ridge near the village of Zonnebeke in the Ypres Salient and was unveiled in August 2007. A plaque on the front of the Memorial in both Gaelic and English contains a quote from the Declaration of Arbroath.

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