James Paton likeness

Private James Paton

5th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 7062

James Paton grave





Personal details

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 18 Cameron St, Coatbridge


Died of Wounds 22/05/1918


Hamilton 1914


Waverley Iron Works / Reservist


26 / DOB - 05/05/1892

Buried / Remembered

Ligny-St Flochel Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

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.

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)

  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  remembered at home

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