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Neave William Thomas

Information is needed about WILLIAM THOMAS NEAVE. He was born in Grewelthorpe [Azerley] in 1884.

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His parents were GEORGE &, MARGARET NEAVE. and they lived for a time at Cow Mires, Azerley with Margaret’,s Father Thomas Hammond.
\nIn 1911 the family were living in Ripon. George [age 54], a farmer, was from Lincolnshire and Margaret Hammond [age 51] was from Killinghall. William Thomas was 27 [assist. farmer] and there were 3 sisters Anne aged 28,[dressmaker] Mary aged 16 [Milliner’,s shop assistant] and Elsie aged 14. George &, Margaret had had 8 children. 1 had died before 1911. They were married in 1882.

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During the First World War, William was a Private in the Machine Gun Corps, Infantry division, and he was killed in France on 24th March 1918. He enlisted in Ripon.

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The Machine Gun Corps Old Comrades Association are asking for further information so that he can be commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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Any one with further information is asked to contact us.
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