Bombardier William Keddie

Bombardier William Lauder Keddie, 266th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. He was killed in Belgium on 22nd July 1917, aged, 24 when a shell hit the edge of his gun pit. He had been born in Hume, Berwickshire and was the son of David and Agnes Keddie of Harden Mains, Oxnam and Woodheads, Greenlaw, Berwickshire. He is buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium where his Headstone is inscribed ” Father In Thy Gracious Keeping Leave We now Our Dear One Sleeping “. The photographs show typical howitzers used by the Siege Batteries of the R.G.A.

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