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Thomas Charlesworth

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortejaar:
1897
Geboorteplaats:
Sheffield, Yorkshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Glassnijder

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Gunner
Service nummer:
21420
Dienstneming plaats:
Sheffield, Yorkshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Eenheden:
 —  Royal Field Artillery, 134th Bty.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
14/10/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Sandy Farm, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
20

Begraafplaats

Solferino Farm Cemetery
Plot: I
Rij: B
Graf: 38

Onderscheidingen en medailles 3

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

Points of interest 2

#1 Geboorteplaats
#2 Dienstneming plaats

Mijn verhaal

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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Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com
Verdere verwijzing
CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/157162/charlesworth,-thomas/
Gebruikte bronnen
The Long, Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
Gebruikte bronnen
War Diary 32nd Bde. RFA
http://www.nmarchive.com/
Verdere verwijzing