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Place of Birth: Mossdale near Hawes, Yorkshire
Service No: 242720
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/5th Battalion
Division: 50th (Northumbrian) Division
Date of Death: 1918-04-11
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. E. 8.
CWGC Cemetery: CROIX-DU-BAC BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE
Thomas Thwaite was the son of Simon and Mary Ann Thwaite, née Metcalfe. Both parents were born at Mossdale near Hawes, Yorkshire. Thomas’s cousin, Agnes Thwaite Russell, née Dinsdale, was the mother of A/L/Corporal Thomas Russell (P/2584) (q.v.) and L/Corporal William Russell (183931) (q.v.)
1881 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: Mid-Mossdale - Thomas Thwaite, aged 5 months, born Hawes, son of Simon and Mary A. Thwaite.
1891 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: Mid-Mossdale - Thomas Thwaite, aged 10 years, born Hawes, son of Simon and Mary A. Thwaite.
1901 Newbiggin, Yorkshire Census: Thomas Thwaite, aged 20 years, born Mosedale, Yorkshire. [Thomas was employed by John Sayer, Farmer.]
1911 Gisburn, Yorkshire Census: Crow Park - Thomas Thwaite, aged 30 years, born Hawes, Yorkshire. [Thomas was living with his uncle and aunt, Christopher and Frances Mary Thwaite.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas Thwaite, 242720; 5530, York. R. Dead.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Thomas Thwaite, 242720; 5530, 11/York R.; 5530, 6/York R.; 5530, 5/York R. Dead.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Thomas Thwaites [sic], 242720, 1/5 Yks. Date and Place of Death: 11.4.18. France. Death presumed. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Brother - Ninion £6 16s. 11d.; Brother - Christopher £6. 16s. 10d.; Sister-in-law - Margaret A. £ 6 16s. 10d.
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).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division
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