Died of Wounds 16 Nov 1918

Even though the war had ended on 11 Nov 1918 there were many wounded that continued to die after that date.

William Thomas Goldup, my 1st cousin 2x removed was one of those.

William was born about Mar 1896 at Egerton, Kent – near Ashford. He was the 5th of 10 children born to Charles Goldup and Polly Young, Polly being my 2nd great grand-aunt.

Thomas died of his wounds at Edinburgh War Hospital on 16 Nov 1918 and was buried in St Peter Churchyard, Bekesbourne, Kent on 23 Nov 1918.

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Thomas had been a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery, “B” Battery of the 223rd Brigade. He enlisted on 15 Mar 1915 at Maidstone, Kent and gave his occupation as gardener. He was listed as 19 years and 3 months old, 5 feet 10 inches tall with blue eyes and light brown hair. He spent 13 days in Maryhill Hospital in Apr 1915 for influenza.

Screen Shot 2018-11-16 at 11.02.43 AMSignature of William Goldup on Attestation Papers. 

Links to Thomas on Lives of the First World War and on the CWGC .

Link to War Memorials Online with multiple images and to Bekesbourne War Memorial

TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF BEKESBOURNE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

 

 

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