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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
Born:1882, Nottingham
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.