Private Thomas Neilson

Private Thomas Neilson, 13th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He died in France in the 8th Casualty Clearing Station on 30th April 1917, aged 25, from wounds suffered in action during the Battle of Arras. He was the son of Mr and Mrs George Neilson of 52 Main Street, Tweedmouth and is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” Asleep In Jesus Free From Pain Though Great Was Heaven’s Gain”. The photographs show British troops and ” a little friend” in a captured village near Arras.

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