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Name: Thomas GORDON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: T Service No.: 20/786
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Hobson Colliery, Northumberland. Age at Death: 0
Unit: 20th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (1st Tyneside Scottish)
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Home Address: 78 Mitford Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Saturday 1st July 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. Battle of Albert, 1st – 13th July 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Clara Vale Colliery Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 10th and 14th March 1917. Blaydon Courier, page 8, 17th March, 1917 and 23rd March 1917.
Family Details:
Son of William and Jane Gordon of Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Sarah Gordon of 78 Mitford Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland (formerly of Netherton and Crawcrook). Sister: Jane Robinson of Crawcrook. Brothers: Harry, William and Jack in Canada.
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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