From CWGC: Name: REID, PETER WATSON Initials: P W Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry Unit Text: 12th (Service) Bn. Age: 36 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: Place: Arras 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.
20th April Disposition as above. Weather wet and cloudy. Enemy and own artillery fairly active. Battalion HQ hit twice by shell fire.
21st April 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.
22nd April Fair weather & very clear. Intense bombardment of enemey trenches in the morning and strong retaliation by the Germans later.
23rd April 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).