1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Thomas Denton Shale

Contributed by: William Reay, on 2008-11-11

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Rank
First Name Thomas Denton
Surname Shale
Year of Birth 1872
Year of Death 1915
Regiment Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence

Thomas Denton's Story

Thomas Denton Shale was born on the 15th November 1872 in Newburn Hall Lemington Northumberland, the son of Elizabeth Denton and Richard Shale. On leaving School he became a coal miner at the Delaval colliery Benwell by the age of 18.

He later met and married Mary Robson iMy great uncle Thomas Denton Shale was born on the 15th November 1872 in Newburn Hall Lemington Northumberland, the son of Elizabeth Denton and Richard Shale. On leaving School he became a coal miner at the Delaval colliery Benwell by the age of 18.

He later met and married Mary Robson in 1898, Their only child a daughter Ada was born in 1901. Nothing is then known until Thomas joined the 1st/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Territorials as Pte T.D.Shale service No 146 which was formed in Walker Newcastle Northumberland in 1908.

The battalion moved to France on 16th April 1915 as part of the 50th Division. They moved through France into Belgium and took part in the battles of Gravenstafel 22nd-23rd April 1915. St.Julien 24th April-4th May 1915 and Frezenburge 8th-13th May 1915.

In the next battle at Bellewaerde Ridge Ypres 24th-25th May 1915 Thomas was badly wounded and died of his wounds on the 13th June 1915 aged 43, he is buried at Brandhoek Military cemetrey just outside Ypres Belgium.

His younger brother John Robert Shale was killed in action at the battle of the Somme in 1916.

n 1898, Their only child a daughter Ada was born in 1901. Nothing is then known until Thomas joined the 1st/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Territorials as Pte T.D.Shale service No 146 which was formed in Walker Newcastle Northumberland in 1908.

The battalion moved to France on 16th April 1915 as part of the 50th Division. They moved through France into Belgium and took part in the battles of Gravenstafel 22nd-23rd April 1915. St.Julien 24th April-4th May 1915 and Frezenburge 8th-13th May 1915.

In the next battle at Bellewaerde Ridge Ypres 24th-25th May 1915 Thomas was badly wounded and died of his wounds on the 13th June 1915 aged 43, he is buried at Brandhoek Military cemetrey just outside Ypres Belgium.

His younger brother John Robert Shale was killed in action at the battle of the Somme in 1916.

My great uncle Thomas Denton Shale.

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