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2739   Corporal Thomas Espey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 4th Regiment, South African Infantry (South African Army)
Date Of Birth: 18/05/1878
Died: 07/01/1918 (Unknown)
Age: 39
Corporal Thomas Espey was born and lived at Gortreagh, Cookstown. He emigrated to South Africa and enlisted with the 4th Regiment, South African Infantry on 16th August 1915. The Brigade went on to serve in the Battle of Arras and Third Battle of Ypres in 1917. Thomas Espey is buried in plot 3, row F, grave 13 at Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le Grand, France. He is also commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Fins New British Cemetery
  Sorel-Le-Grand, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave 3-F-13
CWGC Casualty 554589
Fins is a village on the road between Cambrai and Peronne. The British Cemetery is a little south-east of the village in the district of Sorel Le Grand on the right hand side of the road to Heudicourt.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 1 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 241