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Name: Thomas Ambrose WILKINSON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Lance Corporal Initials: T A Service No.: 1400
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Age at Death: 28
Unit: 1st/4th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (Territorial Force)
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Prudhoe, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 6 Nelson Street, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Greenside Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Friday 15th September 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B
Buried: No known grave
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 3
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 2nd December 1916.
Family Details:
Husband of Jane Clark (formerly Wilkinson) of Rose Cottage, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham (formerly of 6 Nelson Street, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne). Three sons. Son in law of Mr and Mrs Sawyers, of Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : Thomas's son, Thomas Ambrose junior, died of wounds on 15th August 1944 during World War 2 whilst serving with the Reconnaissance Corps of the Royal Armoured Corps. Thomas's widow, Jane, remarried a William Clarke, a joiner's labourer. He lost his life in an accident at Greenside Colliery, in April 1941.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Information from family members.
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