Private George Pringle

Private George Pringle, 6th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on 24th March 1918 during the German Spring Offensives ( Operation Michael ) and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Pozieres, France. He fell in the fighting retreat from Epinette Wood over the Canal Du Nord  to Moslains, a distance of some 2 miles and hence to Maricourt. Between 21st March and 25th March when they were relieved casualties were 2 Officers and 26 Other Ranks killed and 10 Officers and 177 Other Ranks wounded. 1 Officer and 189 Other Ranks were posted missing. This loss represented 44% of the Battalion strength. He had been born and had enlisted in Edinburgh. The photographs show Allied troops preparing to resist the advancing Germans.

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