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  • 6885 Private Tom Alvey was killed in action at Delville Wood on 8 August 1916 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
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Pleasley Hill Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Charles and Eliza and the brother of Charles, Ada and Tom Alvey. He was the husband of Elizabeth Ann (née Pearson) Alvey. They married in 1909. He was the father of Rose, Emma and Tom who all died in infancy and James Alvey. In 1911 they lived at Gas Hill Pleasley Hill Mansfield Nottinghamshire.
In 1911 he was a coal hewer leader.
08 Aug 1916
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773442 - CWGC Website
6885
Sutton In Ashfield
Private
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted on 9 September 1914 aged 37 years and 4 days. Had previously served until 1910 and probably went to South Africa. He finished as time served. Tom was called back to the colours as he was still on the special reserve list. He was posted to the 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters and went to Gallipoli with them. It is probably he was wounded at Gallipoli and returned to UK. Once fit he was sent to France and the 10th Battalion. On 5th August 1916, the battalion relieved a battalion of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment. On 8th the 10th Battalion were tasked with attacking the enemy in Delville Wood and setting up posts. The first attempt was made at 4.30 pm but heavy machine gun fire stopped them. 'D' and 'C' companies did manage to get posts out and at midnight the attack went in again but was unsuccessful. Tom was killed in one of these assaults and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Somme
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  • 6885 Private Tom Alvey was killed in action at Delville Wood on 8 August 1916 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    Tom Alvey name on Memorial - 6885 Private Tom Alvey was killed in action at Delville Wood on 8 August 1916 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse