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Place of Birth: Walden, Yorkshire
Service No: 2425
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/4th Battalion
Division: 50th (Northumbrian) Division
Date of Death: 1919-04-18
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: South-East of Church.
CWGC Cemetery: AYSGARTH (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: AYSGARTH, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: WEST BURTON, YORKSHIRE
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
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Thomas SPENCE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division
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