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Thomas was born in Southwick, Durham in 1895. He was the son of Richard and Elizabeth J. Beattie who lived at 111 Hampstead Road, Newcastle upon Tyne. Thomas had three sisters, Mary, Dorothy and Elizabeth, and two brothers, Richard and Edward.
Thomas was commissioned into the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment, 11th Battalion. He served in France in 1916 and was wounded, but continued to serve between 1917 and 1918 in France and Italy. Thomas was killed in action in October 1918 aged 23. He fell in the crossing of the River Piave between Lovadina and Tezze.
111 Hampstead Road, Newcastle upon Tyne (place of residence as entered in the 1911 Census)
Thomas is commemorated on the Giavera Memorial in Italy
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The War Graves Photographic Project
Newcastle University Archives (The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919, Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929)
UK Census Records (National Archives, available via Ancestry.co.uk)
WWI Service Records 1914 - 1920 (National Archives, available via Ancestry.co.uk)
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