Regimental Sergeant Major Thomas Heslop, M.S.M., M.I.D., 50th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. He died in Hospital in France on 6th November 1918 of Influenza, aged 27. He was the son of Rachel and the late Thomas Heslop of Thatch House, Tweedmouth and is buried in Buisigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Buisigny, Nord, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” In Loving Memory Ever Remembered By Mother Sisters And Brother”. His brother Willam also fell ( see above ). The M.G.C. used the Vickers water cooled machine gun in both offensive and defensive roles.