Private Peter Armstrong

Private Peter Armstrong, 7th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. He was killed in action in France, aged 26, on the second day of the Battle of Loos 26th September 1915. He was the son of William and Janet Armstrong of Heiton, Roxburgh and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Dud Corner, Loos, France. He had enlisted in November 1914 in Kelso and had sailed to France with his Battalion in July 1915. The first photo shows part of the battlefield looking towards the German trenches and the second depicts the actual assault with the troops disappearing into the gas which the British had used for the first time. The artist’s impression depicts the Cameron Highlanders attacking a German trench.

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