Private William Pringle

Private William Pringle, 3rd/4th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died at Hawick Sanatorium from tuberculosis on 2nd June 1918, aged 19, having been discharged from the Army in January 1918. He was the son of James and Agnes Pringle, of Blackwood, Lesmahagow and is buried in Stichill Kirkyard. He was the nephew and adopted son of Andrew and Sarah Pringle of The Schoolhouse, Stichill. Before enlisting he had been an apprentice ironmonger in Jedburgh. This Battalion was designated a Special Reserve which trained up young soldiers who were later transferred to other Battalions of the Regiment.

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