Private Thomas McDougall

Private Thomas Soulsby McDougall, 1st/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in Belgium on 26th October 1917 during the Battle of Third Ypres and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Flanders, Belgium. On that dat the Battalion was in Frontline positions in the Houthoulst Forest sector and were tasked to capture the German positions at ” Angle Row ” and ” Aden Trench “. Despite the artillery barrage and due to heavy machine gun fire the positions could not be held and casualties were heavy. 10 Officers and 96 Other Ranks were killed and 1 Officer and 150 Other Ranks were wounded. Many of the Officer casualties were caused by sniper fire.

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