Sergeant Thomas Amos

Sergeant Thomas Rae Amos, 6th (Service) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in France, aged 37, on the 30th January 1917 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of William and Robina Amos of 55 Stirling Street, Galashiels and the husband of Agnes Amos of 13 Green Street, Galashiels. He had been employed as a railway porter and had enlisted in the 4th Territorial, K.O.S.B. in 1908 being promoted Sergeant in 1912. He was mobilised with the Battalion in August 1914 and went to Gallipoli in June 1915. His service expired in April 1916 but was called up to join the 6th Battalion. At the time of his death the Battalion were in front line trenches near Arras and suffered 1 Officer and 9 Other Rank casualties from shelling. (His brother John also fell- see above).

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