Clues to where a Great War sol­dier died

The Oban Times - - LETTERS -

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

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