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Forename(s): Thomas Edward
Place of Birth: Sedbergh, Yorkshire
Service No: 172339
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Engineers
Battalion / Unit: 20th Coy
Division: division unknown
Date of Death: 1919-07-10
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: 2. B. 2.
CWGC Cemetery: RAWALPINDI WAR CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SEDBERGH, YORKSHIRE
Thomas Edward Haresnape was the son of John Richard and Elizabeth Haresnape, née Bayliff. John was born at Sedbergh, Yorkshire and Elizabeth at Firbank, Westmorland.
1891 Sedbergh, Yorkshire Census: Mortar Pits Cottages, Soolbank - Thos Edwd Haresnape, aged 10 years, born Sedbergh, son of John Richard and [stepson of] Agnes Haresnape. [John had married Agnes Dent in 1888.]
1901 Huddersfield, Yorkshire Census: 159, Bradford Road, Fartown - Thomas Haresnape, aged 20 years, born Sedbergh, Yorkshire. Post Office Clerk. [Thomas was boarding with Jane Goodall, widow.]
Thomas was married to Minnie Leech in 1904.
1911 Huddersfield, Yorkshire Census: 21, Cliffe End Road, Longwood - Thomas Edward Haresnape, aged 30 years, born Sedbergh, Yorkshire. Husband of Minnie Haresnape.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pioneer Thomas E. Haresnape, 172339, Royal Engineers.
Thomas is commemorated in the Memorial Books of the Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance; on Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Huddersfield G.P.O. War Memorial and in 'Huddersfield's Roll of Honour 1914-1922' by J. Margaret Stansfield (2014).
A short biography of Thomas is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 - But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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