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8563: Arthur Thomas

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posted on 2024-01-17, 16:19 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Regular soldier served in South Africa and India. Volunteered with Essex regiment in Harwich but left the army a year before the outbreak of war so re-joined.

Arthur and his wife had one child. They lived in Harwich. They later had 2 more children.

Arthur fought with the Essex Regiment in the Somme and looked after the horses that pulled the guns. He was only there for 3 weeks before he was sent back to Worley Camp where he delivered mail for a year and a half.

Died in 1922 at Severalls Hospital, Colchester. Reason for death is unknown.

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Name of contributor(s)

Anon

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Arthur Thomas

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1916

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Somme

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Photos of Arthur Thomas and family

Community Collection Day

Ashleigh Primary School, Wymondham (23/03/19)

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