Far from the Front

West Calder and the Great War

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C Gray

Local Soldier Killed


"Official notice has been received that Pte Charles Gray, of the 15th Royal Scots, a grandson of the late George Gray, Burnhouse, West Calder, was killed in action on the 1st July. He enlisted at Newton, Winchburgh, in October, 1914, and had taken part in many severe engagements."


Midlothian Advertiser, August 14, 1916


In Memory of




15th Bn., Royal Scots

who died on

Saturday, 1st July 1916.



Commemorative Information


Memorial:  THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France

Grave Reference/

Panel Number:  Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D


Location:  The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929).


CWGC website