Private Walter Scott

Private Walter Scott, 7th/8th ( Service ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France, aged 29, on the 21st April 1917 during the Battle of Arras. He had been born in Hawick in 1887 and was the son of John and Esther Scott of Ettrickhaugh Road, Selkirk.. Before enlisting he had been employed as a saddler with Mr Stewart in Selkirk. He is buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Arras, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” He Died That We Might Live”. The photos show troops during the Battle and the other photo shows a German artillery piece captured by the Battalion at Arras. It was presented to Hawick after the War and was put on show outside Hawick museum.

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