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Thomas Henry Astbury, Age 42

Private, 3826, Coldstream Guards.

Coldstream Guards Cap Badge
Coldstream Guards Cap Badge

Thomas was killed in action on the 5th June 1918 and is buried at Bienvilliers cemetery, grave reference XIX.C.3.

Thomas had been born in Dawley but had since moved and was living in Rotherham by the time of his enlistment.

Notes: Thomas was Baptised on the 17th March 1878 at St Luke’s church, Doseley, his birth registration was in the 1st quarter of 1878, so his age at the time of his death would be 40.

Thomas’s father was James Astbury who Served in the South African Campaign, his mother was Emma Pritchard who also came from Dawley.

victory-medal britishwar-medal World-War-1-Death-Plaque
Victory Medal British War Medal World War 1 Death Plaque

Inscription added to head stone by, Mrs. Emma Wood (formerly Astbury), 78, Ashwood Road, Parkgate, North Rotherham.

Greater Love Hath No Man Than This He Died Doing His Duty Jesu Mercy