FLACK, Thomas Edward

No.242630, Private, Thomas Edward FLACK
Aged 29

1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Forester (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Killed in Action on 23rd April 1917

Thomas Edward Flack was born in Rede (3rd qtr 1887 Thingoe 4a:673) son of Aaron and Frances FLACK (née POTTER)

1891 census...Aged 3, he was at The Drift, Rede with his father Aaron FLACK [52] farm labourer born Horringer; his mother Frances [38] born Risby; brother William [16] farm labourer; sisters Ada [14], Maud [6] and Lily [9 months]. All the childrenn were born in Rede

1901 census...Aged 13, a farm labourer, he was at The Croft, Rede with his parents; brother Sidney [7] ; sister Lily [10] and his niece Daisy [5]. The children all born in Rede

1911 census...Aged 23, a horseman on farm, he was at The Croft, Rede with his parents and brother Sidney (farm labourer). His mother had lost one of her 6 children.

On the pension card his mother was at The Croft, Rede.

His brother Sidney was killed in France in 1918 see here

The battalion attacked Fosse 3 De Lieven. Due to uncut wire, very heavy machine gun fire and snipers in every building, the attack failed

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photo CWGC

Thomas Flack is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Faubourg d'Amiens bay 7

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