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William Panton

Updated: Dec 12, 2022

26157 Private

11th Battalion Royal Scots, 27th Infantry Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Division

Age: 26

Date of Death: 24.4.16

Buried: Rifle House Cemetery I.E.7

Family history: Husband of Mary Ann Panton, 16 Maryfield Place, Tamfourhill. Son of David Panton of Fife. They had a daughter Mary. Prior to enlisting on 17 July 1915 he was employed as a carter. He landed in France on 2 October 1915 and was posted from the Base Camp to the 11th Battalion on 9 February 1916.

The action that lead to his death

The battalion was in the Ploegsteert sector on the southern tip of the Salient. This was seen as a quiet sector. The battalion was providing working parties and on the 24 April William was killed while part of a working party. The War Diary records:

(Linesman Map)

Medals Awarded:

1915 Star, The British War Medal, Victory Medal

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