Private Archibald Ormiston

Private Archibald Murray Ormiston, 1st/9th ( Highland ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action, aged 22, in France on the 19th August 1918 during the ” Advance to Victory” He had been born in Selkirk in 1895 and was the son of John and Christina Ormiston of 17 Viewforth Square and 104 Spottiswood Street, Edinburgh. He is buried in Meteren Military Cemetery, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” For His Sweet And Gracious Life We Thank Thee Lord”. Before enlisting he had been employed as a bank clerk in Edinburgh and landed in France with the Battalion in February 1915. In May 1916 he was sent home suffering from trench fever. For some time he became an instructor before returning to France in April 1918 to serve in the 11th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He fell in the attack at Meteren which was stormed and taken along with 300 prisoners. The photos show Allied troops during the final 100 days of the War.

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