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Private David Russell Baxter

1st Battalion Scots Guards
Service No: 12067

David Russell Baxter grave

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Personal details

Born / Resided

Kilsyth / Stranraer

Died

Killed 16/09/1916 at High Wood by an enemy shell, Somme, France

Enlisted

Stranraer

Employed

Police Constable in Stranraer

Age

24

Buried / Remembered

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Family Information

Son of James and Mrs Baxter of 283 New Row, Gartsherrie, Coatbridge. Davids brother Private William Baxter of the 7th Battalion Cameron Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 20/07/1916 (see index). Davids twin brother James was with the Scots Guards for 15 months before transferring to the Army Reserve ( munitions work )

Additional Information

David was Killed instantaneously by a bursting of a shell. Also remembered in the St Augustines Parish (book) and Albert St Congregational Church Rolls of Honour. See photos for Davids name on the Thiepval Memorial

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