Remembering those who fought in the Great War.

George Henry Tatham Paton

Born 3/10/1895 in Innellan. Sir George Paton, his father, was born in Greenock. Chairman and Managing Director of Bryant & May and the British Match Corporation. Died 1934. Mentioned in De Ruvigny


Victoria Cross

On 1 December 1917 at GonnelieuFrance, when a unit on Captain Paton's left was driven back, thus leaving his flank in the air and his company practically surrounded, he walked up and down adjusting the line, within 50 yards of the enemy, under a withering fire. He personally removed several wounded men and was the last to leave the village. Later he again adjusted the line and when the enemy counter-attacked four times, each time sprang on to the parapet, deliberately risking his life, in order to stimulate his men. He was eventually mortally wounded.

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the The Guards Regimental Headquarters (Grenadier Guards RHQ) at Wellington Barracks, London.

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George Henry Tatham Paton