Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
Thomas William BESWICK
Private 24077 Thomas William BESWICK of 10th Bn. Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action Monday 3rd September 1917, Belgium, age 35
|Of:||31 Peter Street, Denton, Manchester, Lancashire|
|Parents:||Mary Ann Beswick and Thomas Beswick of 66 George Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Marital status:||Married to Mary Beswick (née Kellett) of 31 Peter Street, Denton, Manchester, Lancashire|
|Occupation:||Enameller, Planet Foundry, Guide Bridge Rubber Works|
|He enlisted in:||Hyde, Cheshire|
|Remembered on:||Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3, Vlamertinghe, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, I. E. 24.|
|Link with Hyde:||Enlisted in Hyde|
Also known as William Beswick.
Brother of Private 49029 Fred Beswick and Private 14496 George Beswick.
He had been acting as cook for headquarters for some time, and was killed just as he was about to begin getting the lads' dinner ready. He went up to the trenches with a party of about fifteen, and they had just arrived at their destination when a shell dropped right in the middle of them. A piece of shell struck [him] in the head.