Private William Hunter

Private William Hunter, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. He was killed in action in France on 20th November 1917  in the attack on Flesquieres Ridge on the first day of the battle of Cambrai and is buried in Orival Wood  Cemetery, Flesquieres, Cambrai, France. Casualties were not listed separately for this engagement but the Battalion’s casualties for the month of November were 3 Officers and 22 Other Ranks killed and 8 Officers and 166 Other Ranks wounded. This was the first time tanks had been used en masse and on good ground to breach the German lines. The first photograph shows some of the tanks ready to commence the attack, the second depicts Gordons during the Battle and the third shows a group of highlanders checking a dugout in a captured German trench.

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