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Lance Corporal 12492 Thomas CALLAGHAN of 1st Bn. Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

Killed in Action Wednesday 16th June 1915, No.13 General Hospital, Boulogne, France , age 28

Of:28 Cross Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1887, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Alice Butler Callaghan and George Callaghan of 28 Cross Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Married to Annie Callaghan (née Smith)
Occupation:Bobbin and Fabric Carrier, Cotton Mill
He enlisted in:Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire
Remembered on:Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France,   VIII. A. 82
Link with Hyde:Born in Hyde


In June 1904 Thomas Callaghan enlisted as a Special Reserve in the Manchester Regiment, aged 17 years old. He was discharged in June 1910 aged 23.

13 General Hospital,
June 16th 1915.
To Mrs. Callaghan
Your husband, Lance Corpl. Callaghan, 1st K.O.L. Regt., was brought to the above hospital last night, wounded in the neck by a bullet. His condition was very serious, as the spine was injured. He had a comfortable night, and slept, but early this morning he got worse, and quietly passed away at 9:45am this morning. He did not send any messages, as I do not think he realised he was dying and he did not suffer pain. He will be buried here in Boulogne Cemetery, in a part set aside for our soldiers. With deepest sympathy in your sad loss,
I remain yours truly,
Sister Grandjeau.