Day: November 8, 2010

Military Monday – Thomas Musgrove

Thomas Musgrove was born c1894 in Horton in Ribblesdale, Yorkshire (England). He was the second son of my great grandparents Joseph Musgrove and Elizabeth Ann Musgrove (nee Turner). That makes Thomas my grand uncle.

Thomas served as a private in the 9th battalion of The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. His service number was 29629.

He was killed in action on 7 April 1918 in Belgium.

Thomas is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium.

Ploegsteert Memorial

The Ploegsteet Memorial commemorates more than 11,000 servicemen of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in this sector during the First World War and have no known grave. Those commemorated by the memorial did not die in major offensives, such as those which took place around Ypres or Loos. Most were killed in the course of day-to-day trench warfare, or in small scale set engagements, usually carried out in support of the major attacks taking place elsewhere. (information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website)