5th Battalion Highland Light Infantry

The Highland Light Infantry was a light infantry regiment of the British Army formed in 1881. It took part in the First and Second World Wars, until it was amalgamated with the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1959 to form the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment) which later merged with the Royal Scots Borderers, the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment), the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland, becoming the 2nd Battalion of the new regiment.

 

The 5th and 6th Battalions landed in France as part of the 157th Brigade in the 52nd (Lowland) Division in June 1940; after evacuation from Cherbourg later in the month, they landed in Belgium in October 1944 and took part in Operation Infatuate in November 1944 and the subsequent capture of Bremen in April 1945.

Name: Duckworth, Kenneth Townley

Rank: Lance-Corporal

Age: 25

No. 3321136

Unit: 

Missing since: 03-11-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Jenny Duckworth, of Nelson, Lancashire.

Son of Charles Albert and Susan Dearsley.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: No specific information is known about his death.

Name: McTaggart, David

Rank: Corporal

Age: 25

No. 3318034

Unit: 

Missing since: 03-11-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Catherine Helen McTaggart, of Glasgow.

Son of David and Elizebeth McTaggart.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: No specific information is known about his death.