Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Leeds, Yorkshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Dernière résidence connue:
Blackpool, Lancashire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Halifax, Yorkshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
 —  Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 1/5th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

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


Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
Parcelle: V
Rangée: A
Tombe: 18

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 4

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Dernière résidence connue
#3 Lieu d'enrôlement
#4 Lieu du décès (approximatif)

Mon histoire

Tom Crawshaw Tetley, a former boiler stoker, was born on February 17, 1884 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Thomas and Jane Tetley. He was married to Emily Silkstone on April 22, 1905 and had three sons. He lived in Marton, Blackpoool, Lancashire. He enlisted in Halifax, West Yorkshire. He served in the 1/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own), part of the 146th (West Riding) Brigade of the 49th (West Riding) Division.

The Battalion was positioned near Broodseinde Ridge, from November 7, 1918 onwards, and provided working parties. On November 10, the Battalion was detailed to collect sufficient barbed wire and pickets for 1000 yards of double-apron fence, during which they were heavily shelled. On November 11, the Battalion provided working parties as the previous days. It was a fairly quiet day with only slight shelling. The Battalion was relieved in the evening.

Tom, aged 34, was killed in action on March 11, 1918. Private Tetley was initially buried where he fell, near Zonnebeke Lake (28.D.28.a.40.50). After the war, his remains were exhumed and reinterred in the Perth China Wall Cemetery, Plot V, Row A, Grave 18.

Sources 2

1/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/2794/1).
Sources utilisées
War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 363).
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