Pte. T. Smith
FIRST NAMES: Thomas
UNIT: 10th Yorkshire Regiment
STATUS: Died of Wounds
DATE OF DEATH: 6th November 1917
CEMETERY OR MEMORIAL: The Tyne Cot Memorial
Thomas Smith was born in Brompton and was living there when he enlisted in Northallerton. His parents were called Thomas and Hannah Smith and lived on Snowdon Terrace in Brompton.
He died of his wounds, aged 29, on the very day on which Canadian troops finally entered what little remained of the village of Passchendaele. It would appear that his grave was subsequently lost, most probably destroyed by shellfire, and he is commemorated on the Memorial to the Missing at Tyne Cot, near Passchendaele. This suggests that Thomas died of his wounds in the line as his grave would almost certainly have been recorded if he had managed to get to a hospital or a casualty clearing station.