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14th April 1917
Killed in action in the advance on Twin Copses on the Somme from the Holnon area of the frontline - they were consolidating an advance on Fayet - it was a success but initial casualties took place on one flank with a machine gun. Thomas was killed here but his body was never discovered.
Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, Somme, France
First World War
11th Battalion Border Regiment
Herefordshire Regiment, 3rd Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Remembered on the same memorial as his adopted brother Herbert 'Bertie' Stephens - who also served in the same battalions as him. Thomas probably saw his 'brother' fall - Bertie was killed in November 1916.