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Thomas THWAITE

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Surname: THWAITE

Forename(s): Thomas

Place of Birth: Mossdale near Hawes, Yorkshire

Service No: 242720

Rank: Private

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

Battalion / Unit: 1/5th Battalion

Division: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-04-11

Awards: ---

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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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

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: THWAITE

Forename(s): Thomas

Born: Hawes, Yorks

Residence: Hawes

Enlisted: Leyburn

Number: 242720

Rank: Private

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 5th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 11/04/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: THWAITE

Forename(s): T

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 242720

Rank: Private

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment

Unit: 1st/5th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 11/04/1918

Additional Information: (CWGC Headstone Inscription: THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT)

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Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery, Steenwerck

Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery, Steenwerck

CWGC Headstone

Courtesy of Allan Hartley, High Bentham

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