Private Tom Scawbord 15/1545

Private Tom Scawbord

Born. Tadcaster, Nr Leeds 1888.
Killed In Action. 1st July 1916.

Tom Scawbord was the second son of John Albert and Hannah Scawbord of 14 Wellington Terrace, Bramley, Leeds. He joined the “pals” in the second raising and served with 'D' Company throughout Colsterdale, Egypt and France. His brother Albert served with the Royal Artillery.

The brigade attack on 1/7/1916 (The Battle Of The Somme) was led by Lieutenant Tom Willey and D Company Leeds Pals. They were the first “over the lid” and among the first to be killed in action on that day. His brother Albert survived the war unscathed.

Like so many of the “Pals”, Tom Scawbord has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

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