Fam­ily mem­bers are wounded on same day

Stirling Observer - - READERS’ PICTURES -

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.

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