Sergeant Thomas Lees

Sergeant Thomas Lees 10th ( Service ) Battalion, Cameronians ( Scottish Rifles ). He was killed in action, aged 24, in France on the 15th September 1916 during the battle of the Somme. He was born in Glasgow in 1892 and was the son of the late John and Ann Lees and the husband of Catherine Lees of 27 Heatherlie Park, Selkirk. He is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France. He was working in the St Mary’s Mill in Selkirk when he enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1914. He later transferred to the Cameronians and joined his Battalion in France in August 1915. The photos show troops during the Battle. and the colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas no barbed wire, no guns firing now”

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