Lance Corporal Thomas Pendrigh

Lance Corporal Thomas Pendrigh, 1st/9th ( Highland ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in Belgium , aged 24, on the 10th July 1917. He had been born in Selkirk in 1893 as Thomas Pendreigh. ( His surname varies from record to record ) He was the son of the late Marion Pendreigh and Alexander Pendrigh of 8 Heatherlie Terrace, Selkirk. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. By the 10th July the Battalion were in front line trenches north of Ypres and were subjected to shelling which caused some casualties including Corporal Pendrigh. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Flanders, Belgium where his headstone is inscribed ” Ever Remembered”. The Battalion was part of the 154th ( Highland ) Brigade in the 51st ( Highland ) Division and after the War a very impressive Memorial was raised in it’s commemoration. It was erected overlooking “Y” Ravine in Newfoundland Park on the Somme where on 13th November 1916 the Division stormed and took the very strong German positions in Beaumont Hamel. A plaque on the Memorial reads in both English and Gaelic ” Friends Are Good On the Day Of Battle “

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