Private Thomas Northwood

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

4 Dec 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Farm worker


Mr Seymour, Brache Farm

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

118 Wellington Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Voormezeele Enclosures

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 21st December 1916
Pte Thomas Northwood


Pte Thomas Northwood, 26295, 122nd Company Machine Gun Corps(Infantry), was killed in action in Flanders on December 4th, 1916. He was aged 25, single, and the son of Francis and Elizabeth Northwood, of 118 Wellington Street, Luton.

A letter to Mrs Northwood from the Rev F. Leslin Hilditch, a Church of England Chaplain to the Forces, said a 4.2 shell hit the dug-out Thomas was in, killing him instantly. He was buried in a military cemetery not far from the spot where he fell.

Prior to joining up in November 1915, Thomas was employed by Mr Seymour at Brache Farm, near Luton. After a period of training at Devonport, he was drafted out to France in May 1916.

Pte Northwood had two brothers - Sidney and William - also then serving. A younger third brother who enlisted later, Pte Arthur George Northwood, 41061, 1/4th Lancaster Regiment, would be killed in action on April 26th, 1918 (Loos Memorial).

Individual Location

Pte Thomas Northwood

Author: Deejaya

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