Trooper Bert Lidderdale

Trooper Robert George Hunter Lidderdale, 1st/1st Scottish Horse Yeomanry. He died on Active Service in Salonica, aged 26, on the 21st January 1917 and is buried in Salonica ( Lembet Road ) Cemetery, Greece. He was born in Selkirk in 1890 and was the son of Jane and the late Peter Lidderdale of 15 Hill Street, Selkirk. Before enlisting in September 1914 he had been employed in his father’s drapery business. After service at Gallipoli he was transferred to the newly formed 13th ( Scottish Horse ) battalion, Black Watch and was posted to Salonica in October 1916. On the journey he contracted dysentery and after his ship docked he died in hospital.

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