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Menin Gate, Ypres Menin Gate, Ypres
First Name: Thomas William Last Name: MARS
Date of Death: 24/11/1914 Lived/Born In: Borough
Rank: Private Unit: East Surrey1
Memorial Site: Menin Gate, Ypres

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Age-31

58 Swan Street, Borough

On 16th November, 1914, 1st East Surrey, 14 Brigade, 5th Division took over trenches east of Lindenhoek, near Mount Kemmel for an 8 day spell in the line. It was  bitterly cold weather and they were subjected to persistent German shelling especially on 22nd and 23rd November when their support positions came under heavy and accurate fire killing several men. The shelling continued on 24th  November but in the evening they were relieved and moved back to billets in Dranoutre. 

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