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  cap badgePrivate Thomas Halbert

6th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Service No: 31223

Thomas  Halbert grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of William and Euphemia of 4e William St, Coatbridge. Younger brother of Private George Halbert of the 6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders who was Killed in Action on the 09/04/1917. From the 1901 Census - Address - 41 Watts Land, New Monkland - William Halbert aged 45, Euphemia Halbert aged 40, James Halbert aged 13, William Halbert aged 12, George Halbert aged 9, Euphemia R Halbert aged 8, Thomas Halbert aged 4, Archibald Halbert aged 5 months, visitor Agnes Henderson aged 51.

Born / Resided

Airdrie / 4e William St, Coatbridge.

Died

Died of Wounds 15/08/1918 with the 1st South African Field Ambulance

Enlisted

Coatbridge 1917

Employed

Speedwell Shell Works.

Age

21

Buried / Remembered

La Kreule Military Cemetery (III. B. 15), Hazebrouck, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

La Kreule Military Cemetery was opened in April 1918 by the 1st and 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Stations, which came back from Outtersteene ahead of the German advance, and the 17th, which arrived from Lijssenthoek. These three stations, known collectively as "Ana Jana Siding", were posted to the north of La Kreule, but in the middle of April they withdrew to Blendecques, near St. Omer, and the cemetery was then used by heavy artillery and fighting units. In October 1918, the 17th Casualty Clearing Station returned with the 8th and the 64th and the cemetery was closed at the end of the month. The cemetery contains 576 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 11 German war graves.

Additional Information

See Directory for Thomas' younger brother Private George Halbert's page. Also remembered on the St John's Church Roll of Honour with his brother (see photos). See photos for Thomas' Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clippings x 2, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report, La Kreule Military Cemetery and the Kings Own Scottish Borderers Cap Badge.

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