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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Dozingham Military Cemetery, Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Nottingham
Father: William Mosley Swann, born in 1864 in Nottingham, working as a joiner. He was a widower. Brothers: Francis, born in 1884, working as a compositor. Sisters: Rosa, born in 1888, Elizabeth May, born in 1892, working as a blouse machinist and Florence Helen, born in 1896 as a lace machinist. All the children were born at Nottingham, including Thomas Herbert who was born in 1890. The family lived at 71 Brighton Street, Nottingham before moving to 5 Peas Hill Rise, Peas Hill Road, Nottingham.Sarah Abbott, born in 1865 in Lincoln acted as the family housekeeper.
Thomas Herbert Swann worked as a joiner.
19 Aug 1917
27
154190 - CWGC Website
11070
Private
1st Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers
Pte. Swann volunteered for service and following training was drafted to Egypt, arriving at Alexandria on 30/03/1915. The battalion sailed to Lemnos on 16/04/1915 and on 25/04/1915 landed at Y Beach, Cape Helles, on the Gallipoli Peninsula. On 19/08/1915 in evolved in fighting near Scimitar Hill. The battalion eventually returned to Cape Helles and was not evacuated until 8-9/01/1916. The men were eventually sent to France, and were involved in the fighting during the Third Battle of Ypres. Pte Swann was seriously wounded and taken to a casualty clearing station, where he died the same day 19/08/1917. He was buried nearby at Dozinghem Military Cemetery.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Dozingham Military Cemetery, Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Thomas Herbert Swann - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Dozingham Military Cemetery, Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle