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5th Black Watch, August 1915


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Jesse... 2nd Lt G.S.M. WILKIE. Joined the 5th Bn 13th July 1915. Wounded 2nd August 1915 Died of wounds 4th August 1915.

Aye Rob.

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Thanks, Rob. I notice that the 5th only had two fatalities during August, and those were two weeks apart. I wondered just what had happened to Wilkie, maybe a sniper or a shell.

Jesse... 2nd Lt G.S.M. WILKIE. Joined the 5th Bn 13th July 1915. Wounded 2nd August 1915 Died of wounds 4th August 1915.

Aye Rob.

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Looking for data re Lt. George Wilkie's death on Aug. 4th.

Hi,

According to the Black Watch history of the 5th Battalion, Lt Wilkie died in the Neuve Chapelle sector, during a so called 'quiet period' during August, the 5th Battalion had 85 casualties during August 1915,this figure almost certainly was for all categories ie., killed wounded and missing, and illness, as there is no mention of trench raids during August the probable cause of death of Lt. Wilkie would be by shell fire or by a sniper, hope hope this is of some help to you.

Joe O'Raw (weejoe)

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If you need a pic of his grave let me know.

It has no additional inscription on the bottom.

Regards

Fred

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Thanks, Fred. I'll be happy to take you up on that!

If you need a pic of his grave let me know.

It has no additional inscription on the bottom.

Regards

Fred

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Hi

If you check-out the Tay Valley section of the Western Front forum there are a fair few Black Watch enthusiasts who hopefully can help you a bit more.

Eveanne

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Thank you, Eveanne.

Hi

If you check-out the Tay Valley section of the Western Front forum there are a fair few Black Watch enthusiasts who hopefully can help you a bit more.

Eveanne

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