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Black Watch 9th bn Archiebald Herriot


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Hi there I am trying to find out about , corporal Archiebald Herriot s.n4192 9th bn Black Watch, Ithink his date of death is the 27/9/1917, I would like to find out where he was, born and enlisted. and any other details I can. Thanking you, all the very best yours Inniskilling. :P

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Initials: A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Corporal

Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Unit Text: 9th Bn.

Date of Death: 27/09/1917

Service No: S/4192

Additional information: Son of Mr. J. Herriot, of Harbour House, Morrison Haven, Prestonpans, East Lothian.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 42.


The Battn was part of 15th Scottish Div, who were posted to the Arras sector at the beginning of Sept 1917. The Div history decribes the period as being 'quiet', although there were a number of raids. The epriod was mainly used in training, especially for officers, amongst whom there had been heavy casualties at Arras and Picklem Ypres during that year.

This is also reflected in the Wauchope History of ther BW in WW1. They were posted just north of the Scarpe, pretty much across the river from where they had fought in the April battle.



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