Private George Whittle

Private George Thomas Whittle, 1st/6th ( Renfrew ), Territorial,  Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He died in France on 9th May 1918 of wounds received in action during the German Spring offensives aged 19. He was the son on Mary and the late Thomas Whittle and had been born at New Bewick, Northumberland. Before enlisting at age 18 he had been employed as a gardener at Ladykirk hall, Berwickshire. The Battalion was a Pioneer Unit in the 5th Division. The photographs show Allied troops in makeshift defensive positions awaiting the German advances.

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