Gunner Thomas Douglas

Gunner Thomas Douglas, 310th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in action in France, aged 23 on the 15th April 1917 during the Battle of Arras. He joined the 4th Kings Own Scottish Borderers (Territorial Force ) in 1910 when he was an apprentice braider in Hawick. He was mobilised in August 1914 and posted to the 2nd/4th K.O.S.B and then transferred to the 12th Scottish Provisional Battalion in May 1915. He was time expired and discharged from the Army in December 1915 but re-enlisted in the R.F.A. in April 1916. He is buried in H.A.C. Cemetery., Ecoust-St. Mein, Pas de Calais, France. The normal weapon of the R.F.A was the 18 pounder field gun which used both high explosive and shrapnel shells one of which is shown below.

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