Private Thomas Strother

Private Thomas Strother, 1st/7th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action, aged 28, during the Battle of Morval ( part of the Somme Battle ) on 15th September 1916 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France.  He had been born in Horncliffe and had been employed as a netsman on the River Tweed. 1st/7th Battalion was part of the 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division and was the territorial Battalion for the North East of Northumberland. The photograph shows troops moving up to assault Morval.

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