Private Adam Laidlaw

Private Adam Bell Laidlaw, 7th/8th ( Service ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action, aged 20, in France on 23rd April 1917 during the Battle of Arras and is buried in Tank Cemetery, Guemappe, Arras. He fell during the capture of Guemappe.  He had been born in Jedburgh and was the son of the late Robert Laidlaw  of Hartrigge, Jedburgh. Before enlisting in 1916 he had been employed as a ploughman at Oxnam Neuk farm. The photograph shows troops and a tank in a captured village near Arras.

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