Far from the Front

West Calder: A Scottish Village and the Great War

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A Sneddon

LOCAL SOLDIER'S DEATH IN FRANCE - We regret to announce the death of Pte Archibald Sneddon, son of Mrs Robert Sneddon, Dickson Street, West Calder, in France.

 

Pte Sneddon contracted a bad attack of bronchitis, and was brought to No 37 Clearing Station, where he succumbed. One of the nurses telegraphed Mrs Sneddon that his condition was serious, but no permit could be granted to see him, and the sad news of his death was received this week.

 

Sympathy will be felt for his widowed mother and family circle.

 

Midlothian Advertiser, 20th April, 1917

 

In Memory of

ARCHIBALD SNEDDON

Private

S/18912

2nd Bn., Seaforth Highlanders

who died on

Saturday, 14th April 1917. Age 32.

 

Additional Information:  Son of Robert and Mary Sneddon, of West Calder, Midlothian.

 

Commemorative Information

 

Cemetery:  AVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number:  IV. C. I0.

 

Location:  Avesnes-le-Comte is a large village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, approximately 20 kilometres west of Arras and 18 kilometres south-east of St. Pol.

 

Historical Information: The village was for sometime the VI. Corps Headquarters. In April, 1916, the 37th and 30th Casualty Clearing Stations came to it, in June, 1916, the 42nd, and in January, 1917, the 41st; but the majority of the burials took place from the 37th, which remained until July, 1917.

 

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