Private Walter Douglas

Private Walter Douglas, 1st/4th (Border) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action France during the attack on Fauberge de Paris, a suburb of Cambrai, on 4th October 1918, aged 32. He had been born in Oxton and was the son of William and Mary Douglas of The Row, Oxton and is buried in Cantaing British Cemetery, France along with 11 of his comrades. He Joined the Battalion in Egpyt in June 1916 and had served in Palestine before moving to France in April 1918. This action cost the battalion 150 casualties with 4 Officers and 26 Other Ranks being killed. Theses casualties reduced the fighting strength of the Battalion to 350 Officers and Other Ranks. On the 5th October the Battalion was relieved by a Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry thus making the actions on the 4th of October the last combat of the War for the 1st/4th K.O.S.B. The photographs The photos show Allied troops during the ” Advance to Victory ” in the final 100 days of the War.

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