Clues to where a Great War soldier died
Sir, I read with interest the article by Bodach in The Oban Times (Thursday July 7) in which the author mentioned that his great-grandfather was killed in action ‘ somewhere’ in France in 1917.
Does he have the name of the memorial to the missing in France on which his name should be recorded (eg, Arras, Pozieres)?
The memorials to the missing at Loos and Thiepval have names not just from 1915 and 1916 but also from the later years of the war.
Like your correspondent Bodach, I have the bronze plaque which the family received on the death of my uncle in 1918 and have an excerpt from the Edinburgh Castle roll of honour.
I, however, have been able to visit the cemetery in France in which he is buried.
Apologies if Bodach already knew the name of the memorial to the missing and had just decided not to mention it in his article.
Kenneth Stewart. Ailean Caimbeul