Private Edward Whitlie

Private Edward Whitlie, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was a Regular Soldier and was killed in action in France on 18th October 1914, aged 24. He was the son of Peter and Sarah Whitlie of 6 Ivy Place, Berwick-upon-Tweed and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He fell in the failed attempt to storm the village of La Bassee and was one of the 60 casualties suffered that day. The attack was unsupported by artillery and took place in full view of the Germans and was in the minds of many an impossible operation. The photos show British troops in late 1914.

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