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  • ID: I6336
  • Name: Peter Watson Reid
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 30 JUN 1880
  • Death: 30 MAR 1917 in Killed In Action
  • Note:
    From CWGC:
    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.

    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).

    Gravestone of Peter Watson Reid - Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Plot: III. H. 23.

  • Change Date: 9 AUG 2014 at 22:44:03

    Father: James Reid b: 1 APR 1830 in Govan, Glasgow
    Mother: Anne Wallace Reid b: 1839 in Govan, Glasgow
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