Private Adam Tulloch Skeldon

Priavte Adam Tulloch Skeldon, 4th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. He was  killed in action in Belgium on 23rd October 1917 during the Battle of Third Ypres, aged 34, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium . He was the son of David and Isabella Skeldon of Oldhamstocks, Berwickshire and husband of Helen Skeldon, East Pinkerston, Dunbar, East Lothian. The photograph shows a group of Seaforths in a front line trench with one man observing the enemy lines through a trench periscope. The other photographs show the dire conditions of the battlefield. The incessant shelling had destroyed the Flanders drainage systems and the heavy rains had turned the ground into a quagmire.

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