Henry Paton

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Addition to family gravestone. Wigtownshire Free Press (25 February 1915) reported the enlistment of Henry Paton, Threemark, to the Scots Guards. On 30 December 1915 it reported: We have the pleasure of reproducing the above photographs of four sons of Mrs Paton, Threemark, Stoneykirk, who are serving their King and country in the Army. William is a piper in the Seaforth Highlanders, and has been seven years in the army. He went from India to France on the outbreak of war, and has been wounded on two occasions. The other three enlisted since the outbreak of war. Henry is in the Scots Guards, and is at present "somewhere in France". John and James are in the Ayrshire Yeomanry, and were drafted to the Dardanelles. Their father, we understand, was a soldier for 21 years. Wigtownshire Free Press (22 March 1917): Mrs Paton, High Three Mark, Stoneykirk, has been informed that her son, Private Henry Paton, Scots Guards, was killed in action on 4th inst. Before joining the Army on 15 Feby 1915, Pte Paton, who was 21 years of age, was in the employment of Mr McDowall, High Three Mark.
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