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Surname: WILSON

Forename(s): Thomas

Place of Birth: Keighley, Yorkshire

Service No: 8300

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Irish Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 16th (Irish) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-03-21

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 30 and 31.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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Thomas Wilson was married to Margaret Bainbridge in 1913 at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. Margaret (born 1887 at Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland), was the daughter of Thomas and Frances Bainbridge.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sgt Thomas Wilson, 8300, R. Irish Rgt Theatre of War: (1) France. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 11.1.15.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Sgt Thomas Wilson, 8300, 2/R. Ir. Regt. M.A. Dead 21.3.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Sergt. Thomas Wilson, 8300, R. Irish Rgt. Date and Place of Death: 21.3.18. B.E.F. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Wid & Amdrx. - Mrs Margaret Bennett. £43 14s. 2d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Thomas. Name(s) on card(s): Widow: Margaret Bennett, formerly Wilson, born 12.6.86. Address 1. 15, Montrose Terrace, Barnoldswick, Colne, Yorks. Address 2. Monominto P. O. Manitoba. Children: Francis [sic] Gertrude, born 12.1.11.

It has not been possible to confirm any further details about Thomas Wilson.

Data Source: Craven Herald Article

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Irish Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Irish Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 16th (Irish) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 16th (Irish) Division

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Surname: WILSON

Forename(s): Thomas

Born: Keighley, Yorks

Residence: Keighley

Enlisted: Bradford

Number: 8300

Rank: Sergt

Regiment: Royal Irish Regiment

Battalion: 2nd Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 21/03/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: WILSON

Forename(s): Thomas

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 8300

Rank: Serjeant

Regiment: Royal Irish Regiment

Unit: 2nd Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 21/03/1918

Additional Information:

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23 August 1918

MISSING BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER’S FATE – Letter from German Red Cross

A letter, of which the following is a translation, was received on Wednesday evening by Mrs. Wilson, 15 Montrose Terrace, Barnoldswick, in relation to her husband, Sergeant Thos. Wilson, Royal Irish Regiment, who had been missing since March 21st.

“Madam, – Hereby we send to you a letter addressed to you which a German soldier has found on your fallen husband on the occasion of a patrol engagement. Because the soldier has neither given further particulars nor signed his name to his accompanying note we have been unable to institute further enquiries.”

The letter is dated Berlin, 18th July 1918, and is from the Central Committee of the German Red Cross Society (Section for the care of Prisoners).

Sergeant Wilson was a Keighley man, and was re-called from Canada as a reservist at the outbreak of war. Early in the struggle he sustained a severe scalp wound. Enclosed with the above was a letter in his own hand (dated March 20th) written to his wife, who is the daughter of Mrs. Bainbridge at the above address.

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23 August 1918

MISSING BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER’S FATE

Letter from German Red Cross

A letter, of which the following is a translation, was received on Wednesday evening by Mrs. Wilson, 15, Montrose Terrace, Barnoldswick, in relation to her husband, Sergt. Thos. Wilson, Royal Irish Regiment, who had been missing since March 21st:–

Madam, – Hereby we send you a letter addressed to you which a German soldier has found on your fallen husband on the occasion of a patrol engagement. Because the soldier has neither given further particulars nor signed his name in the accompanying note we have been unable to institute further enquiries.

The letter is dated Berlin, 18th July, 1918, and is from the Central Committee of the German Red Cross Society (Section for the Care of Prisoners).

Sergt. Wilson was a Keighley man, and was recalled from Canada as a reservist at the outbreak of war. Early in the struggle he sustained a severe scalp wound. Enclosed with the above was a letter in his own hand (dated March 20) written to his wife, who is the daughter of Mrs. Bainbridge, at the above address.

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