Royal Irish Rifles. 03 October 1918

Thomas Siviter was married and lived at 11 Institute Yard, Halesowen. He enlisted in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment but, probably after convalescence from wounds, he was transferred to the Royal Irish Rifles. In 1918 he was in the 15th Battalion and engaged in the Advance to Victory with the 36th Division in the Ypres sector. In the fifth and final Battle of Ypres starting on the 28th September the Kemmel ridge was at last captured and German forces retreated quickly. The British army ran ahead of its supplies and occasional German defences held up the advance. In one such action Rifleman Thomas Siviter was severely wounded and died soon afterwards. He is buried in Dadizeele Cemetery (II D 5) and commemorated on the Halesowen Memorial.

Commemorated at:

Halesowen St. John

Halesowen St. John

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB

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