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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Thomas Salmon and Mary Sampson married in Worksop in 1892. Mary bought with her a daughter, born to her earlier in the year called Ellen. The couple had two children, a son Thomas, in 1898 and a daughter Mary Elizabeth in 1902. The family kept residency at 12 Crown Terrace, Sandy Lane, Worksop and Thomas senior worked as a coal miner. Thomas junior volunteered at the young age of 17.
15 Apr 1917
19
810999 - CWGC Website
24243
Private
Lancashire Fusiliers
Pte T Salmon Worksop Guardian 11 May 1917 We have also to record the death of another Worksop soldier in Pte T Salmon of the Lancashire Fusiliers, (to which regt. he was transferred) only son of Mr Thomas Salmon, 12 Crown Terrace, Sandy Lane, Worksop, has sent many brave and stout hearted boys to the great war, and amongst the number must assuredly be, Pte Salmon. Poor brave lad; he enlisted when not quite 17 years of age, his tall figure, he stood over six feet, and fine presence lending colour to his storey that he was 19. He enlisted on September 3rd 1914, previous to which date he had for some time worked at Shireoaks Colliery. As a boy he was employed at Nelson’s meat shop. He had been in France since August 1915, and was home on leave at Christmas time. He was in the terrible Somme battle and subsequent operations, fighting as we may well believe, with the coolness of a veteran. A report that he had been killed last week reached Worksop in a letter from a comrade, Pte White of Kilton Road, and the intelligence is now confirmed by an intimation from the War Office, that he was killed in action on April 15th. In a letter to his mother, the Chaplain (Rev. A H Stenton) gives the date of April 16th:- “I write to sympathise with you very sincerely in your loss.” He says, “ He was buried up in the line near to where he fell. I read the service over him at night which some of his pals gathered round. May God comfort you. Try to believe that your son has only passed before you into another life beyond. God will never leave in the lurch those who have died in His service.” Mr Salmon, who mourns the loss of his only son is an invalid, and unable to work. To him, his son’s death is a blow indeed
CWG additional information:- Son of Mrs. Mary Salmon, of 65, Sandhill St., Worksop, Notts. Formerly 13079, of the Leicestershire Regt. Honoured on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Thomas Salmon - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.