Private Thomas Wake

Private Thomas Henry Wake, “C” Coy, 1st/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in Belgium on 26th April 1915, aged 25 during the Second Battle of Ypres. He was the son of Richard and Mary Wake of The Gatehouse, Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. His brother Wilfred fell in the same attack. ( For fuller details see above ). Before the War he had been employed as a painter with R.McKenzie of Seahouses and was a keen cricketer and footballer.

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