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Place of Birth: Settle, Yorkshire
Service No: 1967
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'B' Coy 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1916-09-15
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. G. 4.
CWGC Cemetery: BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE WOOD
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: LANGCLIFFE, YORKSHIRE
Thomas Monk was the son of Thomas and Lavinia Ellen Monk, née Pryor. Thomas, senior, was born at Settle, Yorkshire and Lavinia at Wendron, Cornwall. Thomas, junior, was the cousin of Rifleman Richard Monk (R/15289) (q.v.).
1891 Langcliffe, Yorkshire Census: Middle Fold - Thomas Monk, aged 4 years, born Settle, Yorkshire, son of Lavinia Monk (married).
1901 Langcliffe, Yorkshire Census: Village - Thomas Monk, aged 13 years, born Settle, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Lavinia E. Monk.
1911 Langcliffe, Yorkshire Census: Chapel House - Thomas Monk, aged 23 years, born Settle, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Lavinia Ellen Monk.
Thomas was married to Lily Watson in 1916.
The British Army Service Record for Thomas Monk exists but may be incomplete.
Thomas is listed in the Nominal Roll of the 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment): Pte T. Monks.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas Monk, 1967, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 14.4.15. K. in A. 15.9.16.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Thomas Monk, 6/1967, 1/6 W. Rid. R. K. in A. 15.9.16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: L/Cpl Thomas Monk, 1967, 1/6th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 15.9.16 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Lily. £15 1s. 11d.
See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
MONK, Lance Corporal Thos., West Riding Regiment, son of Mrs. Monk, of Chapel House, Langcliffe, killed in action Sept. 15, 1916.
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L/Corporal Thomas MONK
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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