Far from the Front

West Calder: A Scottish Village and the Great War

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T Ferrier

Mr and Mrs Ferrier, Brotherton, West Calder, have received the sad news that their eldest son, Pte Thomas Ferrier, was killed in action on the 9th April. Pte Ferrier enlisted in the Scots Greys, and was afterwards transferred to the Royal Scots Fuseliers. Previous to enlisting he was employed as a carter with Mr Robert Henderson, West Calder.

 

Midlothian Advertiser, May 11th, 1917

 

In Memory of

THOMAS FERRIER

Private

40935

1st Bn., Royal Scots Fusiliers

who died on

Monday, 9th April 1917. Age 19.

 

Additional Information:  Son of James W. and Isabella Duncan Ferrier, of New Houses, Harburn Rd., West Calder, Midlothian.

 

Commemorative Information

 

Cemetery:  BUNYANS CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number:  A. 6.

 

Location:  Tilloy-les-Mofflaines is a village and commune in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 4 kilometres south-east of Arras on the main road to Cambrai. The Cemetery is 1 kilometre north-east of the village and is signposted from the main road.

 

 

Historical Information:  The village of Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines was captured on the 9th April, 1917, by the 3rd Division, which was followed up by the 37th. Bunyans Cemetery (the origin of the name is not known) was begun after the advance in April 1917, by Infantry units (Row A) and Rows B to E were made between that date and the 4th July 1917, by the 62nd and 63rd Brigades, R.F.A. There are now over 50, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The cemetery covers an area of 421 square metres and is enclosed by a stone rubble wall.

 

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