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2nd Lieutenant Thomas Guthrie Paul

Biography of 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Guthrie Paul

Thomas Guthrie Paul was born on the 17th October 1892 at 279 Dundyvan Road, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. His father, Robert Paul, worked as a Master Joiner with Messrs William Bain and Company of Coatbridge. Robert and his wife, Christina Paul (nee Irvine), had married on the 1st November 1872 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Thomas came to the University of Glasgow and graduated MA in 1914 with Honours in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. Following his graduation in the Arts he came back to the University with plans to study for a degree in Medicine, taking classes in Chemistry.

Thomas joined the Northumberland Fusiliers, having been a member of the University of Glasgow Officers' Training Corps during his studies. He was wounded in July 1916 and had only been back in France a few weeks when he was killed in action on the 9th April 1917, aged 24. 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Guthrie Paul is buried alongside his fellow Tyneside Irish Northumberland Fusiliers in Roclincourt Valley Cemetery, Roclincourt, east of Arras, Pas De Calais, France.

Summary

2nd Lieutenant Thomas Guthrie Paul
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: 2nd Bn. attd. 25th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Irish)
Degree: MA, Student
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action, 9 April 1917.
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/1187
Photo ID: N/A

Sources

University of Glasgow Faculty, General Council and Registry records.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Find War Dead

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