Private Peter Haig

Private Peter Outerson Haig, 1st/4th ( Ross Highland ) Territorial, Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. He was killed in action in France on 13th April 1918 during the German Spring Offensive on the River Lys aged 18. He was the son of Charles and Alexina Haig of 6, Forrestfield, Kelso and his buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France. His brother William had also fallen just the previous month. ( See above ). The Battalion was part of the 51st( Highland ) Division. His Headstone is inscribed “Ever Fondly Remembered By His Father, Mother Sister and Brothers”.  The colour photo shows the very impressive Memorial raised to the Division after the War. It was erected in Newfoundland Park overlooking “Y” Ravine which was captured in November 1916 when the Division stormed the very strong German positions in the village of Beaumont Hamel. A plaque reads in both English and Gaelic ” Friends Are Good On The Day Of Battle “. The other photos show Allied troops in defensive positions

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