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Name: Thomas SARGEANT
Casualty No.: Ranks: Sergeant Initials: T Service No.: 7769
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Age at Death: 32
Unit: 2nd Bn Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Westburn, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 1 Bloomfield Terrace, Westburn, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Monday 13th November 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Attack on Serre. Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. Battle of the Ancre, 13th-18th November 1916. 8th Brigade, 3rd Division, V Corps, Fifth Army.
Locally Commemorated: Clara Vale Colliery Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Serre Road Cemetery No 1, Pas de Calais, France. I.F.2
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 4
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 28th April 1917. Blaydon Courier, page 8, 5th May 1917.
Family Details:
Eldest son of Charles and Margaret Sargeant, of Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Husband of Margaret Sargeant, of 1 Bloomfield Terrace, Westburn, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Four children.
Notes : Pre-war Thomas had spent three years with the colours and ten years as a reservist. Having fought with his regiment from September 1914, Thomas spent one month in hospital at Boulogne, France, with frost bitten feet early in 1915. His company had fought for four days without rations and there were many casualties. December 1914 was a black day for the Royal Scots as 117 men were killed in action. Thomas was to spend a period at home recuperating following his spell in hospital. He had seen action at the Aisne, La Bassee, Armentieres, Ypres, and Dixmude. Thomas returned to active service but he was killed in action during the attack on Serre.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Information from a local resident.
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