Private Thomas Moffat

Private Thomas Moffat, 6th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on 3rd May 1917 during the Battle of Arras and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France. He fell in the disastrous night attack on the unreconnoitred German positions at “Greenland Hill”. Three Companies of the Battalion penetrated deep in the enemy lines and were cut off with only 50 men fighting their way back to British lines. Total casualties were 425. He had been born in, lived in and enlisted in Kelso.

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