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  cap badgePrivate Peter Paton

2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Service No: 7516

Peter Paton grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of Peter and Mary Mullen Paton of 2 Cameron St, Coatbridge. Husband of Mary Hillcock Valentine Paton (04/07/1885- ). Father of 2 children, Mary Valentine Paton born 06/11/1911 and Peter born 12/02/1913 and died 20/09/1984. Peter's younger brother Private James Paton of the 5th Battalion Highland Light Infantry Died of Wounds on the 22/05/1918 (see index). According to the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser dated 01/06/1918 Peter's mother lost 3 sons. Peter, James and Alexander (information to follow on Alexander). From the 1891 Census - Address - 17 Burnbank Crescent, Coatbridge - Peter Paton aged 30, Mary Paton aged 30, Daniel Paton aged 13, Peter Paton aged 10, Alexander Paton aged 7, Maggie Paton aged 1. According to Peter's brother Daniel's grandson Thomas Paton he had a brother William who died at a young age and a sister Rebecca who is buried in Old Monkland Cemetery. Peter's Pension was awarded to his wife Mary on the 18/11/1915. Mary's residence is listed as 1 Victoria Road, Kirkcaldy and also Mary Valentine Barrie with Canada also mentioned as place of residence.

Born / Resided

28 Smith St, Kinning Park, Glasgow / 2 Cameron St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 21/10/1914


Devonport, Devonshire 1914




32 / DOB - 27/02/1882

Buried / Remembered

Ploegsteert Memorial (Panel 9 and 10), Hainaut, Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL commemorates more than 11,000 servicemen of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in this sector during the First World War and have no known grave. The memorial serves the area from the line Caestre-Dranoutre-Warneton to the north, to Haverskerque-Estaires-Fournes to the south, including the towns of Hazebrouck, Merville, Bailleul and Armentieres, the Forest of Nieppe, and Ploegsteert Wood. Most of those commemorated by the memorial did not die in major offensives, such as those which took place around Ypres to the north, or Loos to the south. Most were killed in the course of the day-to-day trench warfare which characterised this part of the line, or in small scale set engagements, usually carried out in support of the major attacks taking place elsewhere.

Additional Information

See Directory for Peter's younger brother James' page. See photos for Peter's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his Birth Record, his Death Record, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Ploegsteert Memorial x 2, his name on the Ploegsteert Memorial Panel List, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Cap Badge and Peter's Pension Records x 6..

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James was born 5th may 1892 at 17 burnbank crescent coatbridge
Tom paton , Coatbridge , 13/12/2019 10:58PM

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