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Remembered Today:

2nd LT. D.C. Burns Black watch


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I have discovered a strange inscription on this grave:


Initials: D C

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Unit Text: 8th Bn.

Age: 19

Date of Death: 30/09/1918

Additional information: Son of David and Clara Burns, of Birch Lodge, Copse Hill, Wimbledon, London.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: South west corner.


The inscription is:

A.M.O.G or A.M.D.G

on the grave of this soldier.

Does anyone has any idea were it stands for???

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Thank you very much !!!!

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I see your question has been answered. If you are interested I can tell you a little about what his Bn were doing there. It was of course part of 4th Ypres - the 8th BW being in the 26th Bgde. I have the Bn war diary for the 7th Seaforth for this period. On 30 Sept the brigade formed up in front of Slijps - the BW being on the left of the Seaforths, the 27th Bgde being on the right of the Seaforths. Initially the advance was successfull, but they were checked by heavy MG fire, especially from pillboxes, which the Germans clung onto. I believe these formed the last line of pillboxes in the salient. Amongst the Seaforth casualties of that day was a Lt A Hunter from the BW, temporarily attached as a signalling officer.


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On the grave is marked that LT. burns died nearby and was buried there.

It is NOT an official CWGC grave...

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