Sergeant Thomas Jack

Sergeant Thomas Jack, 7th/8th (Service) Battalion, Kings own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in France, aged 36, on the 12th August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of the late Thomas and Janet Jack and the husband of Kate Jack of Thistle Street, Paisley. He had been working in the Ferguson Mills in Paisley when he enlisted in the 8th K.O.S.B. This Battalion merged with the 7th Battalion in May 1916 to become the 7th/8th K.O.S.B. On the 12th August the Battalion was involved in carrying work near Martinpuich and suffered i Officer and 19 Other Rank casualties from shelling. The photos show Scots troops on the Somme with the colour image showing a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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