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Paton, John Glen

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John Glen Paton

royal scots fusiliers

2nd Batt. Royal Scots Fusiliers
He is remembered with honour on the Thiepval Memorial, the St. Columba’s Church Roll of Honour, Helensburgh and Gareloch Unionist Association Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 1 Line 4.

The family home was 27, Sinclair Street, Helensburgh The son of Lilias Paton
Siblings: John had two sisters, Lilias and Jeannie and two brothers James and Adam. Adam also served and survived.
John Paton was born in Row (Rhu) and was brought up by his widowed mother. After serving his apprenticeship in the stationery trade with Macneur and Brydon, he attained a senior position with William Lyon, Stationers, Glasgow.
John, first trained with the King's Own Scottish Borderers before being transferred to the Royal Scots Fusiliers.
John died, killed in action, at the age of 33 years. His remains were not recovered.
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