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Name: Thomas FAWCETT
Casualty No.: Ranks: Lance Corporal Initials: T Service No.: 204007
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Ryton on Tyne Co. Durham. Age at Death: 21
Unit: 1st/4th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment.
Former Unit(s): 4319 Durham Light Infantry.
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Folly Farm Cottage, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Greenside Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Monday 23rd April 1917
Place of Death: Arras, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of Arras, France, 1917. Second Battle of the Scarpe, 23rd – 24th April 1917.
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: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Reference Bay 4 and 5.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 16th June 1917. Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 19th February, 1919.
Family Details:
Younger son of the late John William and Jane Ann Fawcett, of Folly Farm Cottage, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Thomas's brother, Private John Fawcett, 28200 Grenadier Guards, was wounded twice and gassed twice during his service in World War 1 (reported in the Blaydon Courier, 21st September 1918).
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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