Private William Trotter, of 8th Scottish Rifles (Cameronians), was born in 1899 in Currie. By 1911 the family had moved to Dalmeny. His Father was a Ploughman.
William enlisted in Edinburgh, originally with the Highland Light Infantry, then transferred to the Cameronians.
In 1918, his Battalion was part of the 34th Division and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including the allied 100 Days Offensive, last phase of the Final Conflicts which ended the War and included the Battles of the Marne, and phase -The Battle of the Soissonais and of the Ourcq, 23rd July – 2nd August 1918 ( where the 34th Division captured the Bagneux Ridge), is where William was killed in action on the 29.7.1918, aged 18 years, 5 months before his 19th birthday.
He is Commemorated on Stone No: 16 A. Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France and was awarded the British War and Victory Medals.
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