Remembering Today 15/10/40 Thomas Garwood, Green Howards

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by La-de-da-Gunner Graham, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    Remembering today:
    Thomas Reginald Thompson Garwood
    Private 4752119
    Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment), 4 Btn.
    Died: 15/10/1940
    Buried: St James, Shirley
    Son of Thomas George and Rose Kathleen Garwood, of Shirley.

    :poppy: Remembered with honour.
     
  2. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    The 4th Bn Green Howards were in 150th Infantry Brigade, 50th (Northumbrian) Division. The had fought in Belgium and France with the BEF, before evacuation from Dunkirk/Bray Dunes on approximately 1 June 1940.

    Given his date of death is when Fifty Div were briefly located in the UK, I can only assume that Private Garwood died of wounds received during his time with the BEF or in an accident.

    RIP. Private Thomas Garwood. :poppy:
     
  3. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    Thanks, Steve

    Keith
     
  4. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Thanks, Steve

    Keith

    As always you are welcome Keith, and if I find out more about Thomas Garwood's death I will post again. What I cannot give a view on is why a TA battalion from the North East of England had a soldier from the Birmingham area on its role so early in WWII. There were lots of them later on but in 1940?! There's a story there...

    Best,

    Steve.
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    His Number 4752119 is for York & Lancs .
    York & Lancaster Regiment 4736001 - 4792000
     

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