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 was the son of Thomas and Janet Young of Lower Chatto, Kelso and Nether Tofts, Hawick. The photos show troops on the Somme and the colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.. ( His brother Robert also fell – see above ).

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