Thomas Alderman

Name

Thomas Alderman

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

15/09/1916

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
11098
Royal Fusiliers
32nd Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT
II. A. 12.
France

Headstone

>Researched

UK Memorials

Boxmoor Village Memorial, Hemel Hempstead Town Memorial, Leverstock Green Village Memorial, Not on the St Albans memorials

Pre War

Herts Advertiser photograph record Thomas as on St Albans formerly of Hemel Hempstead.

Wartime Service

Arrived in France on the 30 July 1915, serving with the 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.  At some point, he was transferred to the 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers and served with them on the Western Front.  On the 15 September 1916, the Battalion were in locations 200 yards in front of Delville Wood in the Somme region. During an attack on German positions the Battalion suffered 293 Casualties in Killed, Wounded and Missing. Thomas Alderman was wounded and carried back to an aid station where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

Acknowledgments

Jonty Wild, Paul Johnson