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  • 13150 Private Tom Wilcockson was killed in action at Suvla Gallipoli on 9 August 1915 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse.
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Nottingham
Lived with his uncle and aunt Benjamin and Mary Ellen Musgrave of 3 Richmond Street, Mansfield. Parents: Arthur and Mary Wilcockson of Meredith Street, Nottingham.
Colliery Labourer.
09 Aug 1915
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684433 - CWGC Website
13150
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Tom Wilcockson enlisted around the 21 August 1914 and sailed with the battalion to Gallipoli. After a brief occupation of trenches near Helles in late July, they took part in the landing at Suvla Bay on the night of 6/7th August. Instead of moving inland to engage the Turks, the battalion was ordered to link up with the ANZAC troops and dig in. On 9 August they were ordered to attack towards Hetman Char but after an advance of 1000 yards, they came under heavy fire from the enemy. By 8 am many of the officers and men had become casualties. Tom was one of the men killed and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. John Morse
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  • 13150 Private Tom Wilcockson was killed in action at Suvla Gallipoli on 9 August 1915 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse.
    Tom Wilcockson name on Memorial - 13150 Private Tom Wilcockson was killed in action at Suvla Gallipoli on 9 August 1915 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse.