Private Thomas Mulvey

Private Thomas Mulvey, 12th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 20, on the 12th April 1918 during the German offensive on the River Lys. He had been born in Stow and was the son of James and Maggie Mulvey of Newhall, Clovenfords, Legerwood, Berwickshire and Courthill, Kelso. He had been employed as a labourer at Newhall when he enlisted in a Training Battalion in March 1917. He was posted to the 2nd Cameronians but on the 1st April he was transferred to the Royal Scots and fell in action two weeks later. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Flanders, Belgium. He fell in the fierce fighting and heavy shelling near the ” White Chateau” near Hollebeke where the German advances were checked for the time being. Between 12th – 27th April the Battalion suffered heavy casualties of 1 Officer and 3 Other Ranks killed and 3 Officers and 54 Other Ranks wounded. In addition 14 Officers and 502 Other Ranks were posted missing. Some of the missing would have been Prisoners of War. The photos show Allied troops in defensive positions.

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