Paxton family papers

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1. Paxton Family
2. William Paxton
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School leaving certificates,WWI war correspondence, memorial scrolls,embroidered cards, medals, memorial plaques, photographs

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The Paxton Family lived at 10 Queen St, Falkirk. The parents were William and Janet Paxton. The children Elizabeth, William, James, Alexander and John all attended Victoria School with John going on to attend Falkirk High School where he attained qualifications in Chemical Science and Mathematics.
The eldest son William Paxton was, after leaving school, employed by Grahamston & Bainsford Co-operative Society as a van man (horse drawn). He enlisted with the 1/7 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders some time after his 18th birthday probably in late 1917 or early 1918. He died on 30 Aug 1918 at 42nd Casualty Clearing Station of wounds sustained at the last battle of Arras. He is buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, 7 1/2 mile north west of Arras, France.
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