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Gravestone of Peter Watson Reid - Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Plot: III. H. 23.
Name: REID, PETER WATSON
Initials: P W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 12th (Service) Bn.
Date of Death: 20/03/1917
Service No: 40266
Additional information: Son of James and Anne Wallace Reid, of "Greenhaugh," Renfrew Rd., Paisley.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. H. 23.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS
War Diary: WO 95/1952/2
Extract from War Diary:
Date: 19th April 1917
Battalion in Arras.
10am: Battalion moved off to take over line at 1-3.
12am: Took over from 7th Cammerons (3 Coys) & 8/10 Gordons (D Coy).
Disposition A Coy in front line right of railway in 1-3 sector.
B Coy in reserve to Coy in support. C Coy took over cemetery defences.
Disposition as above. Weather wet and cloudy. Enemy and own artillery fairly active. Battalion HQ hit twice by shell fire.
Very wet and fairly strong N.W. wind. Artillery very active at intervals. A Coy took over cemetery defences. C Coy took over front line.
Fair weather & very clear. Intense bombardment of enemey trenches in the morning and strong retaliation by the Germans later.
Relieved by .. In billets in Arras at 1pm.
Casulaties for the tour: OR (Other Ranks) 4 killed.
OR 9 wounded (2 accidental)
OR 1 gassed.
(Private Peter Watson Reid must have been one of the four Other Ranks killed).
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