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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 and Sarah Cree

Born / Resided

Gatehall, 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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