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Forename(s): Thomas Alda
Place of Birth: Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire
Service No: 135142
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery
Battalion / Unit: 42nd Battery 2nd Brigade
Division: 6th Division
Date of Death: 1917-10-08
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. M. 21.
CWGC Cemetery: CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: CROSSHILLS, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: KILDWICK, YORKSHIRE
Thomas Alda Friend was the son of Arthur William and Martha Ann Friend, née Holgate. Arthur was born at Boston Spa and Martha at Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire.
1891 Crosshills, Yorkshire Census: Campbell Street, Lothersdale Road - Thomas A. Friend, aged 1 month, born Sutton, Yorkshire, son of Arthur and Martha A. Friend.
1901 Glusburn, Yorkshire Census: 4, James Street - Thomas A. Friend, aged 10 years, born Sutton Mill, Yorkshire, son of Arthur and Martha A. Friend.
1911 Crosshills, Yorkshire Census: 54, Ryland Street - Thomas Alda Friend, aged 20 years, born Sutton Mill, Yorkshire, son of Arthur Wm and Martha Ann Friend.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr Thomas A. Friend, 135142, Royal Field Artillery.
Data Source: Cravens Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
FRIEND, Gunner L. Alder, [Crosshills], aged 27, aged of pneumonia following gas poisoning, 1917.
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Gunner Thomas Alda FRIEND
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 6th Division
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