Private 28588 Thomas Rockingham

Reason: Killed in Action
Date: 30 Jun 1918
Age:   35
Theatre: France and Flanders
Main Battle   Operation Borderland, Nieppe Forest
CWGC Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave or Panel: Panels 2 and 3
SWFHS Memorial: Southam
Unit: 15th Battalion
Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Awarded: British War and Victory Medals
Enlisted: Enlisted at Southam
Comments: From the Battalion War Diary "The defenders were bayonetted or otherwise dealt with and a few prisoners were sent back to HQ". 26 other ranks were killed and 6 more died from wounds.
Born:   4 Nov 1883 at Shoreditch, London
Baptised:   19 Apr 1885 at St. Saviour, Hoxton, London
Parents: George and Margaret Rockingham [nee Slaney]
Wife:   Florence E. Rockingham [nee Flower]    
Marriage:   Jun 1916 at Southam    
1891 Address: Gopsall Street, Shoreditch
1901 Address: Pownall Road, North East Fulham
1911 Address:   Bishops Itchington   Census
1916 Address:   Daventry Street, Southam    
1911 Occupation:   Plasterer
1916 Occupation: Painter for Greaves, Bull and Lakin of Stockton
CWGC Page:      
Private Rockingham
CWGC Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial
SWFHS Memorial: Southam
Regimental History: Warwickshire Regiment
Lest We Forget:   Southam Men in the Great War

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