EWERS, Thomas

No.111823, Private, Thomas David EWERS
Aged 19

13th Battalion, Tank Corps
formerly Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in Action on Thursday, 25th April 1918

Thomas Ewers was born in Burrough Green in 1898 (Newmarket Q4-1898 3B:488), son of David and Caroline EWERS (nee ?? ).

1901 census...Aged 2, he was living "near Running Horse", Burrough Green , with his father David EWERS [57] plasterer, born Ashendon, Bucks; his mother Caroline [41] born Little Wilbraham; brother Arthur [15] plasterer, born Stetchworth; sisters Minne [14] born Exning and Mary A [8] born Stetchworth (deaf and dumb) and brother Horace [4] born Stetchworth

1911 census...Aged 12, he was at Back Lane, Burrough Green with his parents and brother Horace. Of the eight children, 3 had died

On 25th April 1918 the 13th Battalion, Tank Corps was in action between St Jans Cappel and Kemmel either side of the French/Belgium border, heavily engaged during the Second Battle of Kemmel Hill. This German attack was the opening of Operation Georgette. 13th Battalion, Tank Corps suffered 30 casualties on this day.

Thomas Ewers is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium panels 159-160

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