Lance Corporal Thomas Crombie

Lance Corporal Thomas Hattle Crombie, 1st/7th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died from wounds in France on 23rd June 1915, aged 33. He had been born in Berwick and was the son of Christina and the late Alexander Crombie of 97 Low Greens, Berwick and is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.  The photo shows the impressive Memorial raised to the 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division of which the Battalion was part until February 1918 when it was transferred to the 42nd ( East Lancashire ) Division as a Pioneer Battalion. It was erected near the village of Weiltje in the Ypres Salient where nearby on 26th April 1915 ,during the Battle of St Julien, the Division had fought its first action of the War only days after landing on the Continent.


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