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Name:
Thomas William Brown
Casualty No.:
Initials:
T W
Service No.:
203841
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Marwood
Age at Death:
23
Ranks:
Lance Corporal
Unit:
1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Civilian Employment:
Factory worker
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
28-January-1918
Place of Death:
Somme
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Pozieres Memorial, Panel 68 to 72
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Family Details:

Son of Emma Metham of 1 Bridge Inn Yard, Thorngate, Barnard Castle

Notes:

Prior to the war Thomas had worked in the shoe thread factory.

He died in one of the great battles of the Somme, in a letter to Thomas' mother, Lieutenant Robinson wrote: 

'Your boy did extraordinarily well in all the week's fighting up to the time he fell . He absolutely refused to surrender in one instance, when both flanks had given way. Of his party , at that time , only his officer and himself got away unscathed. I have recommended him for a decoration in connection wit h that incident, but I fear that his subsequent death has disqualified him, which seems very hard. We all know what he did , however, and you may rest assured that his fine example will not be forgotten. I recommended your boy for his first stripe quite recently, and events have proved that the confidence we always felt in him was entirely justified. Al l the company feel his loss most deeply, and on their behalf I should like to offer you heartfelt sympathy.

Teesdale Mercury-05/05/1915: Wesleyan Sunday School Roll of Honour

Teesdale Mercury-17/04/1918: News item: Yet Another Barnard Castle Hero

Teesdale Mercury-17/04/1918: Roll of Honour Notice

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