Private William Douglas

Private William Ross Douglas, 1st/5th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He died from wounds in France, aged 20, suffered during the ” Advance to Victory” on the 31st October 1918. He had been born in Selkirk in 1898 and was the son of Archibald and Charlotte Douglas of Bridge Street, Selkirk and he is buried in Kezelberg Military Cemetery, Belgium. His Headstone is inscribed ” Weep Not For Me Dear Mother We’ll Meet Again Some Day”. He had been employed as a finisher when he enlisted in May 1916. He joined the 1st/8th Battalion, Argylls in France in May 1917. He was wounded in December of that year and was sent to the Red Cross Hospital in Glasgow and upon recovery he was posted to the 1st/5th Argylls in France in July 1918. The photographs show the victorious Allies advancing after the retreating German Army during the final 100 days of the War.

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