Far from the Front

West Calder and the Great War

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W Forrester

The above is a photograph of the late Pte William Forrester, of the Seaforth Highlanders, eldest son of Mr and Mrs James Forrester, 5 West End, West Calder. Pte Forrester was reported missing in Mesopotamia on the 22nd of April, 1916. No further information concerning him was received until last week, when his parents received official notice that he had died on the date mentioned.


Midlothian Advertiser, February 22nd, 1918


In Memory of




1st Bn., Seaforth Highlanders

who died on

Saturday, 22nd April 1916. Age 28.


Additional Information: Son of Euphemia Forrester, of 5, West End, West Calder, Midlothian, and the late James Forrester.


Commemorative Information


Memorial:  BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq

Grave Reference/Panel Number:  Panel 37 and 64


CWGC website