Private Thomas Faichney

Private Thomas Faichney, 8th/10th Battalion ,Gordon Highlanders. He was killed in action in Belgium during the Battle of Third Ypres on 28th August 1917, aged 35. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Faichney of Hawick and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. The photograph shows the impressive Memorial raised to commemorate the men of the 9th and 15th ( Scottish ) Divisions who fell during the Battle. the 8th Gordons were part of the 15th Division. It was erected on the Frezenberg Ridge near the village of Zonnebeke in the Ypres Salient and was unveiled in August 2007. A plaque in both Gaelic and English is affixed to the front of the Memorial and contains a quotation from the Declaration of Arbroath.

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