Private Andrew Charters M.M.

Private Andrew Charters M.M.,6th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died of wounds in Belgium on 17th October 1918, aged 34. He was the son of Thomas and Helen Charters of Weirgate Cottage St Boswells and is buried in Cement House Cemetery, Langemark, Flanders, Belgium.  He had originally enlisted in the 1st Battalion, K.O.S.B and was wounded during the Battle of the Somme. Upon recovery he was posted back to the Front with the 6th Battalion where he was a stretcher bearer where he was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in the field. He was fatally wounded during the successful attack on the German positions on the Courtrai-Harlebeke road. Apart from a brief action on the 22nd October this was the last fight of the War for the Battalion. His Headstone is inscribed ” He Died That We May Live “.

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