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Private 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. Brother of Private George of the 6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders who was Killed in Action on the 09/04/1917 (see index)

Born / Resided

Airdrie / 4e William St, Coatbridge

Died

Died of Wounds 15/08/1918

Enlisted

Coatbridge 1917

Employed

Speedwell Shell Works

Age

21

Buried / Remembered

La Kreule Military Cemetery, 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

Also remembered on the St Johns Church Roll of Honour with his brother (see photos)

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  newspaper clipping  remembered at home

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