Service Details
Name:
ESPEY
Given Name:
THOMAS
Initials:
T
Service No:
2739
Rank:
Corporal
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Regiment:
South African Infantry
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Unit:
4th Regt.
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Date of Death:
1918-01-07
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Date of Birth:
1878-05-18
Age:
39
Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Additional
Information:
Son of James and Elizabeth Espey. Husband of Florence Espey. Left behind 2 sons, aged 8 and 9. Born Gortreagh, Cookstown. Thomas was a railway clerk in Cookstown before emigrating to South Africa. A Carrier's Contractor from Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town, was one of the 143 survivors who left Delville Wood on 20 July 1916 (refer: Roll Call: The Delville Wood Story by Ian Uys).
Commemoration
Country:
France
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Locality:
Somme
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Cemetery:
FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND
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Grave Reference:
III. F. 13.

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