Private Thomas Vallance

Private Thomas Vallance, 1st/6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. He died in France of wounds received during the Third Battle of Ypres  on 17th October 1917 aged 32. He was the son of John and Annie Vallance of Smailholm, Berwickshire and the husband of Euphemia Vallance of High Street, Earlston. He is buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery,Ficheux, France. The photographs give some idea of the desolation of the Flanders battlefield after the incessant shelling had destroyed the drainage systems. The final photo shows a group of Seaforths checking a dugout in a captured German trench.

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