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Gilbert Logan

Poelcappelle British Cemetery. Ypres Salient. Flanders. Falkirk District
Corporal Gilbert Logan. Authors image

27460 Corporal

18th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (4th Glasgow), 106th Infantry Brigade, 35th Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 26.10.17

Buried: Poelcappelle British Cemetery VII.C.17

Family history: Son of Archibald G. and Margaret Wyseman Logan, "Nosiroon," Rennie Street., Falkirk. They had three sons and three daughters. Prior to enlisting Gilbert was employed in a gents outfitters as a shop assistant.

The action leading to his death

From the 21 to 23 October 1917 the Battalion was in Brigade support with the Battalion HQ at Wijdendrift. They relieved the 15th Cheshire Regiment on the 25 October in the line at Five Chemins Post, Houthulst Forest. The War Diary recorded that on the 26 October they had been subjected to unusual enemy artillery activity and that they had been strafed by enemy aircraft flying low over their lines and machine gunning anyone not under cover.

Poelcappelle British Cemetery. Ypres Salient. Flanders. Falkirk District

After the Armistice, Gilbert’s body was exhumed from a battlefield burial and reburied at Poelcappelle British Cemetery. This cemetery was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the surrounding battlefields and smaller cemeteries.

Medals Awarded:

The British War Medal, Victory Medal.

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