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Thomas MONK

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Surname: MONK

Forename(s): Thomas

Place of Birth: Settle, Yorkshire

Service No: 1967

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 'B' Coy 1/6th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 29

Date of Death: 1916-09-15

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. G. 4.

CWGC Cemetery: BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE WOOD

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: LANGCLIFFE, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

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 entry

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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

L/Corporal Thomas MONK

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

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Surname: MONK

Forename(s): Thomas

Born: Settle, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Settle

Number: 1967

Rank: L/Cpl

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 1/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 15/09/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: MONK

Forename(s): T

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 1967

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 1st/6th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 15/09/1916

Additional Information:

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Silk Bookmark in memory of L/Corporal Thomas Monk

Silk Bookmark in memory of L/Corporal Thomas Monk

Courtesy of Helen Atkinson, Settle

Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood

Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood

CWGC Headstone

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29 September 1916

MONK – September 15th, 1916, Lance-Corporal Thomas Monk, of the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, aged 29 years.

29 September 1916

KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME - LANCE-CORPORAL THOMAS MONK

The sad news has been received by Mrs. Monk, of Chapel House, Langcliffe, that her son, Lance-Corporal Thomas Monk, had fallen in action on the 15th instant. The deceased soldier was in the Settle Territorials and went out with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. A few weeks ago he returned home on special leave and was married, and much sympathy is extended to his young widow, and also to his parents and family. The following letter was received by his mother from the Captain of his Regiment:–

“Dear Mrs. Monk, – It is with the greatest sorrow I have to tell you of the death of your son, 1967, Lance.-Corp. T. Monk. He was killed on the night of the 15th as we were coming into the trenches. He was hit in the head by shrapnel and was killed instantly. He was an excellent N.C.O. and a very good fellow indeed, being extremely popular, and his death is a great loss to the Company. He was buried last night in a small cemetery behind the line in a soldiers’ cemetery, and everything that was possible was done for him. I regret that I have not the address of his wife, but will you please convey her our extreme sympathy for what has occurred. On behalf of the Officers, N.C.O.s and men of B Company, please accept our deepest sympathy for your great loss.

“Yours sincerely, (Signed) SAM H. CLOUGH, Captain, O.C., 'B' Company, 6th West Riding Company.”

14 September 1917

MONK – In loving memory of Lance-Corporal Thomas Monk, killed in action September 15th 1916.

“Though death divides, still memory clings.”

From his Wife, Hope Hill, Langcliffe.

“Love and remembrance live for ever.”

From Mr. and Mrs. Warnes and Family, Hope Hill, Langcliffe.

MONK – In loving memory of Lance-Corporal Thomas Monk, 1/6th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was killed in action, September 15th 1916.

“Gone, but not forgotten.”

From his Family at Langcliffe.

13 September 1918

MONK – In loving memory of my dear husband, Lance-Corporal Thomas Monk, who was killed in action September 15th, 1916.

Two years have passed away,
Remembrance brings back all
War’s bitter cost – the dear life lost;
But memory lives through all.

From his loving Wife.

26 September 1919

MONK – In loving memory of Lance-Corporal Thomas Monk who was killed in action Sept. 15th, 1916.

“Gone, but not forgotten.”

From all at Chapel House, Langcliffe.

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29 September 1916

MONK – On 15th September 1916, Lance Corporal Thomas Monk, of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, aged 29 years.

29 September 1916

LANGCLIFFE MAN KILLED IN THE BATLE OF THE SOMME

The sad news has been received by Mrs. Monk, of Chapel House, Langcliffe, that her son, Lance Corporal Thomas Monk, had fallen in action on the 15th instant. The deceased soldier was in the Settle Territorials and went out with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. A few weeks ago he returned home on special leave and was married, and much sympathy is extended to his young widow, and also to his parents and family. The following letter was received by his mother from the captain of his regiment:– “Dear Mrs. Monk, – It is with the greatest sorrow I have to tell you of the death of your son, 1967, Lance Corpl. T. Monk. He was killed on the night of the 15th as we were coming into the trenches. He was hit on the head by shrapnel and was killed instantly. He was an excellent N.C.O. and a very good fellow indeed, being extremely popular, and his death is a great loss to the Company. He was buried last night in a small cemetery behind the line in a soldiers’ cemetery, and everything that was possible was done for him. I regret that I have not the address of his wife, but will you please convey to her our extreme sympathy for what has occurred. On behalf of the Officers, N.C.O.s and men of B Company, please accept our deepest sympathy for your great loss. – Yours sincerely, (Signed) Sam H. Clough, Captain, O.C. B Company, 6th West Riding Regiment.”

14 September 1917

In loving memory of Lance-Corpl. Thomas Monk, 1st 6th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was killed in action Sept. 15th, 1916.

“Gone, but not forgotten.”

– From his Family at Langcliffe.

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