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William Balfour


WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium

248025 Private

2/2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), 173rd Infantry Brigade, 58th Division

Age: 18

Date of Death: 20.12.17

Buried: Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 148 to 150

Family history: Son of James Balfour, 69 Forth Street, Grangemouth. William had three brothers and three sisters. His oldest sister was Margaret who was listed as his next of kin. They all lived at 69 Forth Street. William enlisted in Grangemouth formerly in the Army Service Corps.

The action leading to his death

On the 20 December the battalion moved from their billets at Bridge Camp near Elverdinghe and relieved the 2/1 Battalion, London Regiment in the line at Poelcappelle with two companies at Pheasant Trench and battalion HQ at Kempton Park. The War Diary records that from 21 to 24 December they held the line with casualties of 1 officer and 33 Other Ranks.

WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium
Linesman Map

Medals Awarded

Victory Medal, British Medal


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