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William Whyte Stuart Flockhart

Detachment of the London Scottish after their action in defending the Messines Ridge, 31 October 1914 (IWM)

William Whyte Stuart Flockhart was a member of Home Boarder’s House between May 1900 and December 1903. We know very little about his time at the school – The Elizabethan mentions that Francis William Hubback ‘had no difficultyin beating’ Flockhart in a fencing match, but given that Hubback was several years older this is hardly surprising.

Flockhart was a Corporal in the The London Regiment. On 16th September 1914 his battalion, the London Scottish landed at Le Havre. They were mobilised at once and took part in the Battle of Messines on 31st October. Flockhart was killed in action on 1st November 1914, but his body was not found and he was classified as ‘missing in action’ for several months.

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