Private Thomas Hindmarsh

Private Thomas W. Hindmarsh, 1st/7th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died at Home on 19th October 1916 of wounds received in action during the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Ayton Kirkyard. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Hindmarsh of North Lodge, Ayton and had enlisted in the Regular Army with the Seaforth Highlanders in 1900. He had served in India and Egypt before leaving to work for A.L. Miller as an auctioneer and later the Land Valuation Office.  He had been wounded in action in France during the fighting on the Somme where he had been a Battalion sniper and had been evacuated to St Lukes Hospital in Halifax where his arm had been amputated. Sadly infection set in and he never recovered. He was buried in Ayton with full military honours.

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