Regimental Sergeant Major, Thomas Heslop, M.S.M., M.I.D., 50th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. He died in hospital in France of influenza on 6th November 1918, aged 27. He was the son of Rachel and the late Thomas Heslop of Thatch House, Tweedmouth and is buried in Buisigny Communal Cemetery Extension, nr. Le Cateau, Nord, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” In Loving Memory Ever Remembered By Mother Sister And Brother”. His brother William had already been killed in the War, see above ). The M.G.C. used the Vickers water cooled Machine gun in both defensive and offensive roles.