Private William Pattison

Private William Pattison, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died of wounds in France on 14th May 1917, aged 33. He was the son of Thomas Howe Pattison and Mary Pattison of Berwick and is buried in Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension, Seine-Maritime, France. At this time the Battle of Arras was raging and it is possible he was wounded on 7th May when the Battalion came under a severe artillery bombardment in their trenches near Fresnoy and suffered 1Officer and 20 Other Ranks killed with 1 Officer and 138 Other Ranks wounded. The photo shows British troops with a tank in the main street of a captured village near Arras.


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