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Place of Birth: Hawes, Yorkshire
Service No: 242720
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales 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.
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, 5530, & 242720, Yorkshire Regiment.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Thomas Thwaite, 242720 & 5530, 11/York R.; 6/York R.; 5/York R. Dead.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Thomas Thwaites, 242720, 1/5 Yks. Date and Place of Death: 11.4.18. France. Death presumed. To whom Authorised: Brother - Ninion; brother - Christopher; sister-in-law - Margater A. Amount Authorised: Ninion £6 16s. 11d.; Christopher £6. 16s. 10d.; Margaret A. £ 6 16s. 10d.
For additional information see: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004, ISBN 1 898941 91 2).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division
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