Today is the centenary of the death in the country then called Mesopotamia, now Iraq, of William Linklater of Sandwick. William was one of four Orcadians who died as the result of a diversionary attack on Turkish defences near the town of Kut on 22nd February 1917. His biography has been added to the website and can be downoaded direct as a pdf using the link below.
10 March 2017
S/13512 Private William George Copland Linklater