Eldest son of Mr and Mrs Michael Paton, of Glasgow. Was born in in 1891, and educated at the Glasgow High School, where he gained distinction entered the office of the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, and later, having received an appointment in the Civil Service, was transferred -to the London Telephone Department. Joined the 14th Battalion County of London Regiment (London Scottish) on 2nd October, 1914, proceeding to France as a piper in “B" Company. He was killed Wancourt by a shell while on duty in the trenches on 13th May, 1917. Was untiring and fearless in his work as a stretcher bearer, and the true helpful friend of all his comrades.
Reproduced from Ilford Scottish Association book of Remembrance (a book of Remembrance for soldiers who fought in the First World War produced by Ilford Scottish Association c.1920)