Lance Corporal Thomas Lough

Lance Corporal Thomas Fisher Lough, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on 8th May 1917 during the Third Battle of the Scarpe, aged 20.  He was the son of William and Anne Lough of Mill Cottage, Eyemouth and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. During that day the Battalion were holding trenches in the Fresnoy Wood sector and suffered from a very heavy German bombardment. 1 Officer and 20 Other Ranks were killed and 138 wounded. Private Lough was killed with one of his comrades by one of these shells and were buried together. Before enlisting he had worked as a butcher with Mr Alex Burgon in Chapel Street and he was noted as being an expert violinist.

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