2505/240611 Pte Thomas Henry Mainwaring

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An October 1914 Recruit from Ashbourne


Served in Ireland and arrived in France in February 1917240611 Mainwaring240611 Mainwaring Medal Roll

 Only served overseas with the 2/6th Battalion


Thomas Henry Mainwaring (known as Harry) was born in Ashbourne Derbyshire in 1897. He was the son of William and Sarah Mainwaring and brother to Annie, Sarah, Edith, Elizabeth, Gladys and Bill.

Harry worked in the local corset factory prior to the War. He enlisted in October 1914 and served with the 2/6th Battalion in Ireland before being going to France in February 1917.

Harry's 4-digit Regimental number was between 2500 and 2513

We was killed in action on the 27th September 1917 during the 3rd Battle of Ypres and just before his 20th birthday. See here for more information.
2:6th 27th September 191727 September 1917 casualties

The War Diary of the 2/6th Battalion records that the Battalion suffered casualties of 11 Officers and 220 other ranks240611 Mainwaring effects 240611 TH Mainwaring Grave

 Harry is now buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery 
240611 TH Mainwaring

The Graves Registration form records that Harry’s body was found with the remains of other Notts and Derby Territorials most likely from the 2/6th Battalion.

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