Gunner William Donaldson

Gunner William Donaldson  1st/1st Lowland Heavy Battery ,Royal Garrison Artillery.  He died of wounds on 30th March 1918 aged 25. He was the son of Alexander and Isabella Donaldson of Spottiswoode , Gordon and is buried in Faubourg D Amiens Cemetery Arras, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” I Shall Be Satisfied When I Awake With Thy Likeness”. The R.G.A. heavy batteries used the 60 pounder gun on long range targets and one is depicted here with its new camouflage patterns. The photograph shows such an artillery piece with its crew awaiting firing orders.

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