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Private Thomas Cree

2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Service No: 9306

Thomas Cree grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of George B Cree. From the 1901 Census - Address - Westlin Cottage, Old Cumnock, Ayrshire - George B Cree aged 59, Sarah L Cree aged 31, Susanna Cree aged 26, James Cree aged 22, William Cree aged 20, Janet Cree aged 18, Thomas Cree aged 13, Hannah Cree aged 11, Alexander K Cree aged 5, May Cree aged 1. See photos as Sarah Lindsay Cree is listed on family grave as George B Crees 2nd wife born in 1870

Born / Resided

Kilmarnock, Ayrshire / 37 Back Row, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 26/06/1915

Enlisted

Kilmarnock

Employed

Miner in Rosehall Colliery

Age

27

Buried / Remembered

Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

or much of the First World war, the village of Boesinghe (now Boezinge) directly faced the German line across the Yser canal. Bard Cottage was a house a little set back from the line, close to a bridge called Bard's Causeway, and the cemetery was made nearby in a sheltered position under a high bank. Burials were made between June 1915 and October 1918 and they reflect the presence of the 49th (West Riding), the 38th (Welsh) and other infantry divisions in the northern sectors of the Ypres Salient. There are now 1,639 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 39 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate three casualties known to be buried among them.

Additional Information

Thomas was originally buried at Boesinghe, reburied in Bard Cottage Cemetery (see reburial form). Also remembered on the St Marys Church Roll of Honour (see photo)

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