Private Thomas Young

Private Thomas Adam Young, 18th ( Service ) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. He was killed in action in France on 19th August 1916, aged 21, during the Battle of the Somme and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France. He had been born in Gullane , East Lothian and was the son of Thomas and Janet Young of Lower Chatto, Kelso and Nether Tofts, Hawick. The photographs show Scottish troops on the Somme in 1916 and the colour image depicts a peaceful Somme landscape today with” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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