Private William Dumble

Private William Dumble, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on 3rd September 1916, aged 20, during the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of William and Isabella Dumble of 65 Middle Street, Spittal and is buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France. He fell in the failed attack on the strong German fortified positions in the farm at Falfont where a promised French bombardment failed to materialise as did their supporting attack. The outcome was entirely predictable and the heroic efforts of the Battalion wasted. 8 Officers and 146 Other Ranks were killed and 3 Officers and 138 Other Ranks were wounded.

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