Captain Charles Cunningham

Captain Charles Clement Francis Cunningham, 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders .He  died in France on 19th August 1916, aged 33, of wounds received in action at High Wood during the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of Margaret and the late Charles John Cunningham, J.P., D.L. of Muirhouselaw, St Boswells and is buried in Dernacourt Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. His brother Kenneth also fell ( see above for details ). The artist’s impression gives an idea of the grim fighting that took place in and around the Somme woods. His Headstone is rather strangely inscribed  ” Over Fork Ever “. Perhaps the “K” has been inserted erroneously.

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