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  • Thomas Christopher Reesby
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Nottingham
Thomas Christopher was born in 1876 the son of John Henry a stationary engine driver in a lace factory and Ann Reesby née Bosworth a sweet shop worker. His father was born in 1855 at Stainford Lincolnshire and his mother in 1851 at West Meath, Ireland. They married in 1876 and had five children three dying in infancy. Thomas’s surviving sibling was Henry Bosworth Reesby (b.1886). Thomas married Flora Cook in 1896 at Nottingham and they had two daughters Winifred (b.1899) and Beatrice (b.1906). In 1911 Thomas and family lived at 40 Rosetta Road Basford Nottingham.
In 1911 he was a carriage grinder.
17 Sep 1915
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139503 - CWGC Website
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Lance Corporal
6th Bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Thomas Christopher Reesby enlisted at Southampton and first entered theatre in France on 3rd August 1915. He died of wounds at Ypres on 17th September 1915 and is buried at Poperhinghe New Military Cemetery Grave Reference: I G 13
Extract from the Nottingham Evening Post 16th September 1916: “REESBY. – In affectionate remembrance of my dear husband and our loving father, Corpl. T. C. Reesby (Chris), D.C.L.I., late National Reserve and Jardine's V.A.D., died of wounds, Ypres, September 17th, 1915. One year has passed, our hearts still sore; as time goes on we miss him more. R.I.P. Never forgotten. – Wife and daughters Winnie and Beaty (Castle-terrace). “REESBY. – In loving memory of Corporal T. C. Reesby, Castle-terrace, died of wounds, Ypres, September 17th, 1915. He's nobly done his duty, may he rest in peace. – From mother, father, Harry, and Violet.” Above extract curtesy of Jim Grundy facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Thomas Christopher Reesby
Studio Photograph.
    Courtesy of Dennis Weston - Thomas Christopher Reesby Studio Photograph.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Thomas Christopher Reesby - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle