Company Sergeant Major Thomas Galbraith M.M.

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 and Holefield, Sprouston. 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. The illustrations show Allied troops advancing against the retreating German Army during the final 100 days of the War. The final photo shows the victorious Canadian troops in the Town of Mons after its capture in November 1918. It was here that on 23rd August 1914 the British Army had fought its first Battle of the War. The wheel had come full circle.

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