Name: FALCONER, THOMAS YOUNG 
Initials: T Y 
Nationality: United Kingdom 
Rank: Private 
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 
Unit Text: 'B' Coy. 16th Bn. 
Age: 26 
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 
Service No: 19764 
Additional information: Son of William and Isabella Falconer, of North Barnkirk, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire. 
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead 
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 4.C. 12-16. 
Cemetery: LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL

A member of the famous MacCrae's Battalion and the only man from from the Parish to meet his death on the blackest day in the history of the British Army, the 1st July,1916 the first day of the Somme.

I am grateful to Pat and Dave Shackelton who were kind enough to contact me and give a photograph of Thomas's gravestone in France.