Thomas Charlesworth

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Sheffield, Yorkshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Glass cutter

Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Sheffield, Yorkshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
 —  Royal Field Artillery, 134th Bty.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Sandy Farm, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Solferino Farm Cemetery
Parcelle: I
Rangée: B
Tombe: 38

Distinctions et médailles 3

1914-15 Star
Médaille — 18/09/1919
British War Medal
Médaille — 02/02/1920
Victory Medal
Médaille — 02/02/1920

Points d'intérêt 2

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Mon histoire

Thomas Charlesworth was born in 1897 in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire. He was the son of Thomas and Fanny Charlesworth, and had a sister, Lily, and two brothers, Charles Henry and Leslie. Before the war, Thomas worked as a glass cutter. In February 1917 he married Isabel May Savage in Runcorn, Cheshire, and had a son named Thomas Benjamin.

Late 1914 or early 1915, Thomas had entered into the Royal Field Artillery, serving as a gunner with the 134th Battery, of the 32nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery, part of the Divisional Artillery of the 4th Division.

From September 1917 onward the 4th Division participated in the Battle of Passchendaele. On 5 and 6 October 1917 the 32nd Brigade RFA took up new positions along the Steenbeek stream near the village of Langemark. Headquarters were near Stray Farm, while Thomas’ Battery established its guns at Sandy Farm. During the following days the Brigade supported two major attacks of the 4th Division, one on the 9th of October and another on the 12th.

Thomas Charlesworth was killed a few days later, on 14 October 1917, when the positions of the 32nd Brigade were targeted by German artillery. The remains of the barely 20-year old gunner were interred in the nearby Solferino Farm Cemetery.

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Sources utilisées
The Long, Long Trail
Sources utilisées
War Diary 32nd Bde. RFA
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