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Thomas Meacock

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Thomas Meacock
Littleton
Fir Tree Lane, Littleton
Royal Field Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery
Gunner
188631
WO 372/13/192149
He was killed in action on the Somme
V J 17 Peronne Communal Ceremony, Somme
Christleton War Memorial, St James Church Memorial and Christleton Institute Memorial
Thomas was the son of Henry & Mary Meacock of Fir Tree Lane. He was a waggoner by trade and a member of the Royal Field Artillery territorials. On the 1911 Census, his sibblings were William 20 yearrs a Market gardener, Elizabeth 18, and Thomas 13yrs. He was killed in action on the Somme. At his memorial service at St James’ in November 1918 the Rector G.M.V Hickey writes “He was a bright lad, one of our youngest to fall”. A memorial service to him was held at St James in November 1918, a time of great sadness for the family as the Village celebrated the end of hostilities. He is also commemorated at Chester Cathedral on the RFA Territorials Memorial Board.

Obituary Cheshire Observer October 19th 1918.
Thomas Meacock


Gunner Thomas Meacock the youngest son of Mr & Mrs Henry Meacock of Littleton. A sad report came from the Record Office in Woolwich. It is my painful duty to inform you that a report has been received from the War Office notifying the death of Gunner Thomas Meacock which occurred on 18th September. The report says he was killed in action. Deceased joined the Royal Field Artillery at Chester in November 1916. After undergoing training at Preston, he went abroad the following March. Tribute was made to his worth and high character. Deceased was 20years of age and prior to war was an agent for Pearl Life Insurance Chester., and a valued member of the Christleton Young Men’s Club and Institute. He was of cheery disposition, had many friends, and was highly respected in the village. Rev Hickey conducted the service with Mr F Finch at the organ. The service opened with the choir singing the opening sentences of the Funeral Service & the 23rd Psalm.


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