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   Staff Surgeon Thomas Dickson Liddle
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 05/04/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Thames, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 23/01/1879
Died: 02/04/1915 (Died by accident)
Age: 35
Thomas Dixon Liddle was the youngest son of Edward and Eliza Liddle. Thomas Liddle was born on 23rd January 1879 in Cookstown. He was the youngest of seven sons, all born in Cookstown. Thomas’ father was a doctor. His mother and the Liddle family had a hardware shop in the town. Thomas attended Queens University. He passed his surgical exams in 1903 and immediately joined the Admiralty. Over the years Thomas worked on many different ships. His last ship was H.M.S. Thames, which he joined on 7th January 1913. Staff Surgeon-Thomas Dickson died on 2nd April 1915 as a result of morphia poisoning.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Sheerness Cemetery
  Isle Of Sheppey, Kent, 
Grave Ref: Grave C-C-49
CWGC Casualty 3057571
Sheerness (Isle of Sheppey) Cemetery is situated on the road from Sheerness to Queenborough, and the main entrance to the Cemetery is in Halfway Road.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Queens University Belfast
2 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 40
References and Links
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1 1880 Cookstown Street Directory Liddle, Edward, grocer, hardware, timber and seed merchant, saw mill owner, James Street
2 1901 Census lists Liddle family 1901 census does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 13 in James's St., Cookstown, Tyrone
3 1901 Census lists Thomas Liddle 1901 census lists Thomas as age 21, boarding at house 83 in Rugby Avenue, Cromac, Antrim
4 Photo of Staff Surgeon-Thomas Liddle's grave
5 Photo of Staff Surgeon-Thomas Liddle's grave
6 Forum discussion (GWF) Discussion on Staff Surgeon-Thomas Liddle
7 H.M.S. Ships Photo of HMS thames
8 HMS Sapphire (II, ex - Imperieuse) Listed as Surgeon on HMS Sapphire
9 Queen’s University War Memorial 'Liddle, Thomas Dixon, Staff Surgeon, Royal Navy' is combated.
10 Queens Univ. Book of Remembrance 1952 Page 32. M.B, B. Ch, B.A.O., 1905
11 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Staff Surgeon Thomas Liddle's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023