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William Albert Pendall, 13th Battalion, Royal Scots.


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William Albert Pendall, private 23657 13th battalion, Royal Scots. Born in Battersea, London, 8th December 1898 and died 9th December 1915, aged 17 years and one day. Lied about his true age, as so many others did, when attesting.

He was the nephew of my grand aunt.

Can any member please help me discover where and in what action he became a casualty?

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Soldiers' Effects shows William as died "in action".

Having joined the brigade reserve for 2 days at Sailly Labourse*, the battalion diary says that on 9th December 1915:

"Regt. relieved the 7th Royal Scot Fuss in D1 [?] sector of the Hohenzullern redoubt sector. Found the previous Regt had been on rather friendly terms with the Bosches. After shooting 2 or 3 and sending over some bombs we succeeded in breaking off diplomatic intentions with the enemy".

On 10th December, the diary reads:

"Bosch artillery more active than usual"

No casualties are recorded on either day.



Edit: *Previously they had come out of the trenches on 1st December when relieved by the 10th Gordons, and had been in billets at Labourse.

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Many thanks Chris and Jrmh.

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William's medal index card.


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