4th Regiment, South African Infantry (South African Army)
Date Of Birth:
07/01/1918 (Killed in Action)
Thomas Espey was the son of James and Elizabeth Espey. He was born on 18th May 1878 in Gortreagh, Cookstown. He was one of at least four children. Thomas was a railway clerk in Cookstown before emigrating to South Africa. Thomas married Florence Espey, possibly around 1908, and they had two sons. Prior to enlisting, he was a Carrier's Contractor and lived in Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town. He enlisted in August 1915. Corporal Espey was one of the 143 survivors who left Delville Wood on 20 July 1916. Corporal Thomas Espey was serving with the 4th Regiment of the South African Infantry when he was killed in action on 7th January 1918.
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.