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Andrew  Haxton cap badgePrivate Andrew Haxton

9th (Service) Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Service No: 36999

Andrew  Haxton grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of James and Catherine Haxton of 1 South St or 10 South Main St, Coatbridge. Andrew's Pension was awarded to his mother Catherine and then onto his father James on the 30/12/1918

Born / Resided

Strathaven / Margaret St, Coatbridge.


Killed in Action on the 25/04/1918 at the 2nd Battle of Kemmel (part of the Battles of the Lys)




Apprentice with Hugh Goldie Plumbers.


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Buried / Remembered

Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 68 to 70), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The battles of the Ypres Salient claimed many lives on both sides and it quickly became clear that the commemoration of members of the Commonwealth forces with no known grave would have to be divided between several different sites. The site of the Menin Gate was chosen because of the hundreds of thousands of men who passed through it on their way to the battlefields. It commemorates those of all Commonwealth nations, except New Zealand, who died in the Salient, in the case of United Kingdom casualties before 16 August 1917 (with some exceptions). Those United Kingdom and New Zealand servicemen who died after that date are named on the memorial at Tyne Cot, a site which marks the furthest point reached by Commonwealth forces in Belgium until nearly the end of the war. Other New Zealand casualties are commemorated on memorials at Buttes New British Cemetery and Messines Ridge British Cemetery. The Tyne Cot Memorial now bears the names of almost 35,000 officers and men whose graves are not known.

Additional Information

The Battalion arrived at Boulogne on the 12/05/1915 and were part of the South African Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Division when Andrew fell at the 2nd Battle of Kemmel, 25th – 26th April 1918 (this was part of The Battles of the Lys, 1918) : Between midnight and 1.00a.m. on the 25th a prisoner captured by the French stated that a big German onslaught was imminent and would probably take place on the 25th. At 2.30a.m. a violent bombardment of gas opened along the whole front. At 3.30a.m. the 4th Tank Brigade was ordered to send up 2 companies and the South African Brigade were instructed to be ready to move at 15 minutes notice. The 9th (Scottish) Division held there position with stubborn resistance and was highly complimented. The Germans never broke through the Division. See photos for Andrew's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his name on the Tyne Cot Memorial x 2, an overhead view of Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial, his CWGC Grave Registration, Andrew's name on the Tyne Cot Memorial Panel list, the Cameronians Cap Badge and Andrew's Pension Records x 3.

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