Private William Liddell

Private William Stewart Liddell, 1st/12th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in France on 10th May 1917 during the Battle of Arras, aged 23. He had previously served with the Black Watch and was the son of Robert and Mary Liddell of Margaret Cottages , Blackburn, Bathgate. He  is buried in Fauberg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France and his Headstone is inscribed ” We Soon Again Shall Meet Around The Saviours Feet”. He fell in the fighting north of the Scarpe where attempts were made to allow two Companies of the 6th Kings Own Scottish Borderers who had been cut off to return to British lines. This attempt was successful but cost the Battalion 1 Officer and 121 Other Ranks. The photos show troops during the Battle.

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