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Andrew Galt Paton


98133 Private

245 Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 50 Division

Age:

Date of Death: 17.12.17

Buried: Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 154 to 159

Family history: Son of Mrs Mary G Paton of 28 Platt Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow

The action leading to his death

On the 16 December 1917 the 245 Company relieved the 150 Machine Gun Company at Tyne Cot and took over the Machine Gun HQ located there. They went into the line east of Passchendaele Road around Graf Farm with the positions consisting of fortified shell holes, small pieces of trench and good cover beneath Graf Farm.

(Linesman Map)


On the 17 December the War Diary recorded that the positions were heavily shelled with 4 dead and 1 badly wounded:


Medals Awarded

The British War Medal, Victory Medal.


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