Private Thomas McDougall

First World War

Private Thomas Soulsby McDougall, 1st/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in Belgium on 26th October 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Flanders, Belgium.
 He fell in the attack on German positions near " Aden Point " which were taken but had to be given up in the face of heavy casualties and strong German counter attacks. 10 Officers and 43 Other Ranks were killed with 1 Officer and 150 Other Ranks wounded. In addition another 53 Other Ranks were missing. ( In Great War parlance " missing " usually meant  " killed " especially if the attack had not been successful ).