Private Thomas Gillie

Private Thomas Gillie,13th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. He died of wounds in France on 2nd July 1918, aged 23. He was  the son of Thomas and Jessie Gillie of East End, Earlston and is buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France. He had originally enlisted in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers but had transferred to the M.G.C. He had already been wounded twice and before enlisting he had been a ploughman at Middlethird Farm, Gordon, Berwickshire. The M.G.C used the Vickers Mk1 water cooled gun in both defensive and offensive roles. The photograph shows gunners taking a break.

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