Family members are wounded on same day
A Stirling man learned that his son and son-in-law had been wounded on the same day.
Mr James Hall, mason, 24 Upper Craigs, Stirling, had been anxiously awaiting news of son Andrew and son-in-law, TG Hammet, who were both serving with the Canadian Field Artillery.
They were both wounded on September 27, 1918, and in hospital in England. Andrew had suffered injuries to his left arm while his brother-in-law had back injuries. Another of Mr Hall’s sons-in-law, Gunner E Jeffrey, Royal Field Artillery, formerly a porter at Stirling Station, had during the previous five months been in hospital at Bangour suffering from wounds to the foot.
Mr Hall had another son-in-law and two sons on active service.
*** Mr Andrew Robertson, painter, and Mrs Robertson, 72 Port Street, Stirling, received news their son Andrew, a gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery, was wounded on September 17 and in hospital in Lancashire suffering from gunshot wounds to the forehead and hand. He had joined the Army 18 months earlier having been in the employment of Mr John Lamb, painter and decorator.
The 20-year-old and his older brother William, were serving with the A&SH in France.