Private William Halliday

Private William Halliday, 6th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in Belgium on 30th September 1918 during the “Advance to Victory” aged 23. He was the son of William and Agnes Halliday of Lurdenlaw, Kelso, where his father was farm steward, and is buried in Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Dadizeele, Flanders, Belgium. He had been born in Sprouston, and resided and enlisted in Kelso. He fell in the capture of village of Dadizeele which was followed by heavy fighting to consolidate the position. He had been a member of the 1st/4th K.O.S.B. but after recovering from wounds he had been posted to the 6th Battalion. His Headstone is inscribed “Gone But Not Forgotten”.

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