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Private James Paton

5th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 7062

James Paton grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Peter and Mary Mullen Paton of 2 Cameron St, Coatbridge. Husband of Lena of 18 Cameron St, Coatbridge. James` brother Private Peter Paton of the 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 21/10/1914 (see index). The Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser dated 01/06/1918 stated the James` mother had lost 3 sons by that time. James, Peter and 1 other as yet unidentified. Possibly by a different father.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 18 Cameron St, Coatbridge

Died

Died of Wounds 22/05/1918

Enlisted

Hamilton 1914

Employed

Waverley Iron Works / Reservist

Age

26 / DOB - 05/05/1892

Buried / Remembered

Ligny-St Flochel Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The cemetery was started at the beginning of April 1918 when the 7th Casualty Clearing Station came back from Tincques ahead of the German advance. At the end of May the 33rd Casualty Clearing Station arrived from Aire and in August, No.1 Casualty Clearing Station from Pernes. All three stations had left Ligny-St Flochel by November 1918. There are 632 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in this cemetery and a further 46 German war graves.

Additional Information

James served in Egypt and France and was wounded once. James is listed as 2ND BATTALION on the Memorial. Also remembered on the Maxwell Church Roll of Honour (see photos)

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  remembered at home

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