January 2020

Regimental Sergeant Major Thomas Heslop MSM MID

Thomas Heslop served in the 50th Battalion Machine Gun Corps. He was the son of Rachel Agnes Heslop of the Thatch Tweedmouth and the Late Thomas Heslop. He was an ironmonger before the war. He enlisted in Alnwick and was sent to France on 21st April 1914. He fought in the final advance in Picardy. He was twice mentioned in despatches and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

He died from flu on 6th November 1918 aged 27 in No 12 Casualty Clearing Station.

He is buried in Busigny Communal Cemetery in Normandy France.  He is listed on the Tweedmouth War Memorial.

Thomas Heslop was initiated into St. David's 393 in January 1912.

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