Private Thomas Yellowlees

Private Thomas Yellowlees, 9th ( Service ) Battalion, Black Watch. He was killed in France, aged 21, on the 28th September 1917. He was born in Yarrow in 1896 to Thomas and Isabella Yellowlees of Winterburgh, Ettrick and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France. He had been employed as a gamekeeper by the Earl of Wemyss at Cramalt Lodge, Meggat, Cappercleugh, Yarrow before enlisting in the Royal Scots Greys. In July 1915 he was posted to the 8th Black Watch and then the 9th Battalion. At that time the Battalion were holding trenches north of the Scarpe in the Arras sector of the front but the Regimental history mentions little of this period save that ” it was quiet and nothing of importance happened”.

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