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Private George Halbert

6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Service No: 267641

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Family Information

Son of William and Euphemia Halbert of 4e William St, Coatbridge. Brother of Private Thomas Halbert of the 6th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers who Died of Wounds on the 15/08/1918 (see index). In his Will George left all his property and effects to his mother

Born / Resided

Falkirk / 4e William St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 09/04/1917 at the Battle of Arras

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

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Age

25

Buried / Remembered

Highland Cemetery (Roclincourt), Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Roclincourt was just within the British lines before the Battles of Arras 1917; and it was from the village that the 51st (Highland) and 34th divisions advanced on the 9th April 1917. Highland Cemetery was made (under the name of Roclincourt Forward Cemetery No.1) when the battlefields were cleared after the 9th April 1917. There are over 300, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly 50 are unidentified and a special memorial is erected to a soldier from the United Kingdom who is known to be buried among them.

Additional Information

George was killed during the 6th Seaforths attack on the German lines near Roclincourt during the Battle of Arras 9th/10th April 1917. He was one of 110 men killed from the Battalion on the opening day. Also remembered on the St Johns Church Roll of Honour (see photos)

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  Medal Index Card  remembered at home

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