Sergeant Andrew Douglas

Sergeant Andrew Douglas, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. He was killed in France on 2nd April 1918 by shellfire, aged 24, and is buried in Cabaret Rouge, British Cemetery, Souchez, France. ( The C.W.G.C. site has his rank as Private and in Randall Nicol’s magnificent  book “Till the Trumpets Sound Again” his ranks is also Private ).On that date the Battalion was in Reserve at Blaireville and Douglas was killed by a stray shell. Another 6 men were wounded. He had been a ploughman and was called up under the Derby Scheme in April 1916. He had been in France since January 1917. His mother Agnes lived in Yetholm and when his damaged watch was found in 1923 it was sent to her. The photographs show Allied troops preparing to resist the oncoming Germans.

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