Sergeant William Mitchelhill

Sergeant William Mitchelhill, 6th/7th ( Territorial  ) Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. He died in the 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, France on 20th December 1918, aged 20, of wounds received in action on the 22nd October during the ” Advance to Victory”. He was the son of William and Isabella Mitchelhill of Fisherton Manse, Dunure and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” Until The Day Dawn “. The photograph shows the Memorial erected to the 51st ( Highland ) Division of which the Battalion was part. It was erected in Newfoundland Park on the Somme overlooking “Y” Ravine  where on 13th November 1916 the Division had stormed and captured the strong German positions at Beaumont Hamel. The Gaelic inscription on the Memorial reads ” Friends Are Good On The Day Of Battle “. The other photos show the Allies advancing after the retreating German Army.

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