Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1898
Lieu de naissance:
Wombwell, South Yorkshire, England, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Dernière résidence connue:
Wombwell, South Yorkshire, England, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Profession:
Etudiant

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
26518
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Silkstone, South Yorkshire, England, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Unités:
 —  Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 1/5th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
20/11/1917
Lieu de décès:
De Knoet Farm, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
19

Cimetière

Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
Parcelle: V
Rangée: J
Tombe: 5

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 4

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Dernière résidence connue
#3 Lieu d'enrôlement
#4 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

Tom Cherry, a former student, was born in 1898 in Wombwell, South Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Joseph and Eliza Cherry. He enlisted in Silkstone. He served in the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), 1/5th Battalion, part of the 147th (2nd West Riding) Brigade of the 49th (West Riding) Division.

On November 19, 1917, the battalion relieved the 1/5th West Yorkshire as battalion in support to left front line battalion on the divisional front on the Broodseinde Ridge just north of Beselare. A company was established at Tokio Ridge, B and C company were on the Westhoek Ridge and D company was on Anzac Ridge. On November 20, A Coy’s position on Tokio Ridge was heavily shelled most of the day. The other Coy’s were intermittently shelled during the day.

Tom, aged 19, was killed in action on November 20, 1917. Private Cherry was initially buried where he fell, near De Knoet Farm (28.D.28.b.20.30). After the war, his remains were exhumed and reinterred in the Perth China Wall Cemetery, Plot V, Row J, Grave 5.

Sources 3

1/5th West Riding Regiment (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/2800/4).
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
Sources utilisées
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911 (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), RG14).
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
Sources utilisées
War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 363).
https://www.ancestry.com/
Sources utilisées

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