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Thomas SPENCE

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Surname: SPENCE

Forename(s): Thomas

Place of Birth: Walden, Yorkshire

Service No: 2425

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/4th Battalion

Division: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1919-04-18

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: South-East of Church.

CWGC Cemetery: AYSGARTH (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD

CWGC Memorial: ---

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Local War Memorial: AYSGARTH, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: WEST BURTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Thomas Spence was the son of John and Margaret Spence, née Routh. John was born at Whiterow, Walden and Margaret at Newbiggin, Yorkshire.

1901 Burton-cum-Walden, Yorkshire Census: Haw Farm - Thomas Spence, aged 5 years, born Walden, son of John and Margaret Spence.

1911 Burton-cum-Walden, Yorkshire Census: Thomas Spence, aged 15 years, born Walden, Yorkshire, son of John and Margaret Spence.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas Spence, 2425, Yorkshire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in 1 [France]. Date of entry therein: 18 April 1915. [Thomas received the Silver War Badge.]

A short biography of Thomas is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).

Photograph courtesy of Keith Taylor.

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Private Thomas SPENCE

Private Thomas SPENCE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

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Surname: SPENCE

Forename(s): T

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 2425

Rank: Private

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment

Unit: 4th Bn.

Age: 23

Awards:

Died Date: 18/04/1919

Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Spence, of West Burton, Aysgarth.

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1919

SPENCE Thomas of West Burton Aysgarth Yorkshire died 18 [ - ] 1919 Probate London 17 September to Fanny Spence and Margaret Spence widows and Margaret Spence spinster. Effects £379 0s. 1d.

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St Andrew's Churchyard, Aysgarth

St Andrew's Churchyard, Aysgarth

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St Andrew's Churchyard, Aysgarth

St Andrew's Churchyard, Aysgarth

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