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Name:
Thomas Saltmarsh
Casualty No.:
Initials:
T
Service No.:
18/1748
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
23
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Church View, Staindrop
Civilian Employment:
Miner
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
10-January-1917
Place of Death:
Battle of Arras
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
St. Mary's Church, Staindrop Plaque
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Cojeul British Cemetery, St. Martin-sur-Cojeul
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:

Thomas was the son of Frederick and Elizabeth Saltmarsh and the younger brother of Frederick (Fred), who was also killed in the War (see separate entry on the database). The Saltmarshs also had a daughter called Annie. Thomas & Fred were the great uncles of Edward and Geoff Rawlinson, Shirley McGonagle (nee Kellett), Peter Kellett and Brian Kellett, who were all grandchildren of Annie, sister of Fred and Thomas.

Notes:

He joined the 15th Durham Light Infantry in August 1915 & served in France. Thomas was killed in the Battle of Arras on 10th April, 1917 aged 23 & is buried In Cojeul British Cemetery, St. Martin-sur-Cojeul.

 

Unit changed from 13th Bn. to 15th Bn. to agree with CWGC records

 

Sources:
Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; First Name: cwgc.org; Last Name: www.cwgc.org; Service: www.cwgc.org; Ranks: www.cwgc.org; Service Number: www.cwgc.org; Unit: www.cwgc.org; Age at Death: www.cwgc.org; Date of Death Day: www.cwgc.org; Date of Death Month: www.cwgc.org; Date of Death Year: www.cwgc.org; Buried: www.cwgc.org; Family Details: www.cwgc.org; Notes: ?;