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Thomas KIRK

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Surname: KIRK

Forename(s): Thomas

Place of Birth: Barrowford, Lancashire

Service No: 113423

Rank: A/L/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Durham Light Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 52nd Battalion

Division: ---

Age: 19

Date of Death: 1920-01-01

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VI. A. 15.

CWGC Cemetery: COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY

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Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Thomas Kirk was the son of Edward Slater and Alice Kirk, néeTatham. Edward was born at Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire and Alice at Burton-in-Lonsdale, Yorkshire.

1901 Barrowford, Lancashire Census: 11, Victoria Street - Thomas Kirk, aged 7 months, born Barrowford, son of Edward Slater and Alice Kirk.

1911 Nelson, Lancashire Census: 8, Parker Street - Thomas Kirk, aged 10 years, born Barrowford, Lancashire, son of Edward and Alice Kirk.

The British Army Service Record for Thomas Kirk exists but may be incomplete.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Thomas Kirk, 113423, 52 D.L.I. Date and Place of Death: 1.1.20. Cologne. Tramway accident. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and sole legatee - Alice. £11 8s. 4d.

A short biography of Thomas is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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A/L/Corporal Thomas KIRK

A/L/Corporal Thomas KIRK

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Durham Light Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Durham Light Infantry

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Surname: KIRK

Forename(s): T

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 113423

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Durham Light Infantry

Unit: 52nd Bn.

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Died Date: 01/01/1920

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

09 January 1920

BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER ACCIDENTALLY KILLED AT COLOGNE

News was received on Wednesday in a letter from an Army chaplain, of the death of Lance-Corporal Thos. Kirk, 52nd Durham Light Infantry. He was accidentally killed whilst in the act of boarding a tramcar in Cologne. He was 19 years of age, and the son of Mr. and Mrs Kirk, 24 East Hill Street. Before joining up be was a very promising musician, and a member of the Barnoldswick orchestra, He went out to the Army of Occupation in April last, and had for some months been a member of the regimental band. The news of his untimely death, which is reported to have been instantaneous, has evoked widespread regret and sympathy with the bereaved family.

16 January 1920

BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER'S DEATH IN GERMANY

Above is a portrait of the late Lance-Corporal Thomas Kirk, D.L.I., who was accidentally killed whilst boarding a tramcar in Cologne on the 1st inst. He was 19 years of age, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirk, 24 East Hill Street.

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