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Private George Buchanan Arnott

9th Battalion Black Watch ( Royal Highlanders )
Service No: s / 4298

George Buchanan Arnott grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Sarah Arnott of "Braefoot", Armadale Rd, Whitburn, West Lothian, Eldest of 3 boys. One of Georges brothers worked as a Booking Clerk at the Airdrie North British Station. George lived with the Walker family. He enlisted and worked with David and James Walker who both fell at the Battle of Loos (see index)

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 77 Burnbank St with Mr and Mrs Walker

Died

Died 28/06/1916 of wounds received 27/06/1916

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

Locomotive Driver at Kipps Works

Age

22

Buried / Remembered

Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Vermelles was in German hands from the middle of October 1914 to the beginning of December 1914, when it was recaptured by the French. The cemetery was begun in August 1915 (though a few graves are slightly earlier), and during the Battle of Loos, when the Chateau was used as a dressing station, Plot I was completed. It was laid out and fenced by the Pioneers of the 1st Gloucesters, and known for a long time as "Gloucester Graveyard". The remaining Plots were made by the Divisions (from the Dismounted Cavalry Division onwards) holding the line 1.6 kilometres East of the cemetery until April 1917, and they incorporated a few isolated French graves of October 1914. From April 1917, to the Armistice, the cemetery was closed; but after the Armistice some graves were re-grouped and others were brought in (to Plots II, IV and VI) from the battlefields to the East. There are now over 2134 First World War casualties commemorated in this cemetery. Of these, 198 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to six soldiers from the United Kingdom, known to be buried among them. This cemetery also contains the graves of 11 casualties of other nationalities.

Additional Information

Alexander was previously wounded and gassed at Loos in 1915. Georges grave inscription reads " SO DEARLY LOVED SO SADLY MISSED ". George is remembered on the Whitburn Civic Memorial and East Utd Free Church Roll of Honour and on the Maxwell Parish Church and Kipps Works Rolls of Honour (see photos)

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