Private Thomas Gallon

Private Thomas Gallon, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.  He was killed in action in France on 7th July 1916, aged 26, during the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of William and Mary Gallon of Crookham Eastfield, Cornhill-on-Tweed and is buried in Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France. ( For fuller details see under Ford and Etal War Memorial ). His Headstone is inscribed ” There Is A Link Death Cannot Sever. Sweet Memories Of Him Will Last For Ever “. The first photograph shows a group of Seaforths in a trench prior to the Battle with one of their number observing the enemy with the aid of a trench periscope. The second shows a typical Somme landscape with its chalky soil. The trench seems to have been pulverised by artillery before its capture. The third shows a group of Seaforths checking a captured German dugout.

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