Gunner Peter Hendry

Gunner Peter Geddes Hendry, 326th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. He was accidentally killed in a training camp near Arras on 6th February 1918, aged 20.He was the son of Reverend P.G. Hendry and Margaret Hendry of  Paxton Manse, Paxton, Berwickshire and is buried in Villiers Station Cemetery, France. His Headstone is  inscribed ”  Third Son Of Rev. P.G.& Margaret Hendry Paxton, Berwickshire”. He was born in 1897 ,was the Dux of Berwick Grammar School and had studied Medicine at Edinburgh University. The siege batteries used heavy howitzers which were used to destroy trenches and gun emplacements.

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