Company Sergeant Major Thomas Galbraith M.M., 21st Battalion ( Eastern Ontario ), Canadian Infantry. He was killed in action in France, aged 29, on 27th August 1918 during the “Advance to Victory” and is buried in Tigris Lane Cemetery, Wancourt, France. He had been born in Sprouston to Thomas and the late Jane Galbraith of Graden, Yetholm. After emigrating to Canada he had been employed as a groom in Kingston, Ontario. He fell during the capture of the strongly German held village of Wancourt on 26th August.