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Name: Thomas Ambrose WILKINSON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Sergeant Initials: T A Service No.: 4272916
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 31
Unit: 3rd Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps (formed from 8th Bn Royal Northumberland Fusiliers).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 36 Milton Street, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner (Coal Cutter), Greenside Colliery.
How Died: Died of wounds
Date of Death: Tuesday 15th August 1944
Place of Death: France
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Bayeux War Cemetery, France.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. France and Germany Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, North East Roll of Honour, September 1944.
Family Details:
Son of Jane Clark (nee Sawyers), formerly Wilkinson, of Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Nancy Wilkinson, of 36 Milton Street, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Sons: Geoff and Tony. Family of step brothers and sisters: Joseph, William, Jean, Annie and Peggy.
Notes : Thomas had over four years service with the forces and had been previously wounded at Dunkirk. Thomas's father, Thomas Ambrose senior, of 6 Nelson Street, Greenside, was killed in action in September 1916, whilst serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers during World War 1. Thomas's mother remarried to a William (Blood) Clark, of Greenside. Tragedy was to hit the family again when William, a joiner's labourer, was killed as a result of an accident at Greenside Colliery.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Army Roll of Honour, 1939-45. Blaydon Courier, 8th September 1944. Newcastle Evening Chronicle, In Memoriam, 4th July 1946. Hexham Courant, 9th September 1944.
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