Private Thomas Paterson

Private Thomas Paterson, 23rd (Service) Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. He was killed in action on 29th October 1918 during “The Advance to Victory” aged 35.  He had been born in Westruther and was the son of Hugh and Elizabeth Paterson and the husband of Jessie Paterson of Newbigging Walls, Lauder and is buried in St. Leger Churchyard, Hainault, Belgium. Before enlisting he had been employed as a gamekeeper. Originally he had served with the 6th and 2nd Battalions, Kings Own Scottish Borderers and the Labour Corps before being posted to the Lancashire Fusiliers. The photographs show Allied troops in the final advance against the retreating German army in the last 100 days of the War.

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