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Rotherham / Mosborough, Yorks
Thomas Edward Creswick was the eldest son in this Creswick family. He was born in 1895, Yorkshire to Charles and Eliza Creswick when they lived in Rotherham. Yorkshire. Shortly after he was born, they moved on to live in Nether Hallam, Sheffield where they had two more children, Alfred in 1899 and James in 1902. By 1911, all the family were living in Worksop at 19 John Street where Charles was working as a quarryman.
09 Jul 1916
757446 - CWGC Website
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte T Creswick Worksop Guardian 4 August 1916 Another Worksop family who have lost a gallant son by the war is that of Mr and Mrs Charles Creswick, 19 John Street. Intimation was received from the War Office on Wednesday morning that Pte Thomas Creswick, Sherwood Foresters had been killed in action a month ago. As yet no further information is to hand. Pte Creswick, who was 20 last October, enlisted in August 1914 and had been eight months in France. He was home on leave a few weeks be-fore he died. Previously to enlisting he worked at Shireoaks Colliery. Much sympathy is expressed with his family and other relatives. He was a well conducted lad and liked by all who knew him. We hope to reproduce his photograph next week. Pte Thomas Creswick Worksop Guardian 11 August 1916 As reported in our last issue, the War office has notified Mr and Mrs. Charles Creswick, 19, John-Street, Worksop, of the death in action of their son, Pte. Thomas Creswick, Sherwood Foresters. The deceased soldier would have been 21 in October next. He enlisted in 1914 and had been in France eight months, and was on leave a few weeks before he died. He was a gallant soldier and a good son. The parents and other relatives will have the sympathy of all who read these lines. The following letter has been received by Mrs. Creswick, the deceased mother from Pte. J.H. Rushton, 10th Sherwood Foresters:- “Dear Mrs Creswick,-It is with the deepest regret that I write to inform you that your son, poor Tommy, has been hit with a piece of shell and has died from it. I am sorry to have to inform you about it, for Tommy and myself was always the best of pals, and he was very much liked by all the other boys. I have received a parcel which you sent him, as you see by the return of the letter which I am enclosing. It was always made up between us that if one of us should be hit, the other should receive all parcels and return letters. It came very sudden; he did not suffer, and he is buried well behind the firing line. Yours Sincerely, Pte J.H.Rushton.” P.S, - “It was on the 9th July that it all happened.”
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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