West Row 23 – 9 – Hood/Wilson/Hogue

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In memory of THOMAS HOOD factor Coldstream tenant of Bogend born 17th May 1843 died 27th October 1906.

MARGARET HOGUE HOOD his grand daughter died 6th July 1908 aged 8 months buried at Mansourah, Egypt.

THOMAS HOOD grandson of the above died Ras-El-Khalig, Egypt, 20 June 1910.

THOMAS HOOD of R_E_K only son of THOMAS HOOD bogend killed in France 12th October 1916 aged 41 years.

MARY TODD WILSON his wife died at Bridge of Allan 2nd March 1924 aged 56 years born at Logie Stirlingshire.

ROBINA HOGUE wife of THOMAS HOOD bogend born 4th May 1941 died 1st January 1928.

Military record

Second Lieutenant Thomas Hood, 3rd Battalion ( attached 7th Battalion ) Suffolk Regiment. He was killed in action in France on 12th October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme, aged 40. He had been born in Makerstoun, Roxburghshire and was the only son of the late Thomas and Robina Hood of High Street, Coldstream and Bogend, Duns and the husband of the late Mary Todd Hood of Wellnage, Duns and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, France. He had been educated at George Watson’s school in Edinburgh where he had won the ” Dudgeon ” prize for mathematics. He then went to work in the Solicitor’s office of Mr Ferguson in Duns before moving to work as a Land Agent for the Hon. Mrs Cecil Ives Moynes at Halstead, Essex. In 1905 he went to Egypt as Manager of the Garbieh Land Co. He returned home on the outbreak of War to enlist in the Suffolk Regiment. As he had been a Captain in the old 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Suffolk Regiment he was awarded a commission in August 1915. He is also commemorated on his parent’s headstone in Lennel Churchyard, Coldstream. By autumn the rain had turned the ground into a glutinous quagmire making all movement very difficult as can be seen from the photographs

Commentary

Thomas Hood born in Cockburnspath lived at 24 High Street profesion  Eatate Factor and Farmer Marriage date 15th July 1873 to Robina Hogue. at Edinburgh. Thomas was the farmer at Bogend farm

Thomas son Thomas was killed in France in the first World War he was married  Mary  Wilson of Wellnage Duns Berwickshire.

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