Private Thomas Falconer

Private Thomas Falconer, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died from wounds suffered during the Battle of the Somme in France on the 9th September 1916 aged 27. He had been born in Galashiels in 1890 and was the son of the late Hugh and Jessie Falconer of Yarrow Terrace, Selkirk. He was a keen rugby player and when he enlisted he had been employed by T. C. Brown &Co. He is buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. The photos show Scots troops on the Somme and the colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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