Private Andrew Douglas

Private Andrew Douglas, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. He was killed  in France, aged 24, on 2nd April 1918 during the German Spring offensive on the River Lys and is buried Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France.  He had been born in Kirk Yetholm and was the son of Agnes Douglas. On that date the Battalion was in reserve at Blaireville and was hit by the occasional shell. On 2nd April such a shell killed Private Douglas and wounded 6 others. The photographs show Allied troops preparing to resist the oncoming Germans.

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