Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Private James Henry THOMAS. 1631
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Private James Henry THOMAS, 1631.
4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment.
Born Brotton (Yorks), Enlisted Skelton, Resided Brotton (Yorks).
Died at home 11 September 1915.
Buried BROTTON CHURCH CEMETERY.
From the 1911 Census, Henry James Thomas was the son of James and Mary Ann
Thomas of 14 Bay Street, Brotton. He was born ca 1896 and was a Horse Driver
in an Ironstone Mine.
This photograph has been kindly provided by John Sheen (<email@example.com>). John Sheen is the author of several Pen & Sword books on the First World War.
The photograph is on one side of a postcard, on the other side of which is written;-
"Give this card to Melly, with kind regards from Pte J Thomas D Coy 4th Batt Yorks Regt, Hummersknott Camp, Darlington."
James Thomas will have trained at Hummersknott Camp. He will have been wounded in action earlier in 1915, and would have died at home from the wounds received earlier. Fom the GRO Death Register, it is not clear where he died, but it is likely to have been in a military hospital at home.
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