Thomas Westwood was the son of Benjamin and Sarah Anne Westwood of 57 Alexander Road, Halesowen. He volunteered for the Worcesters and went to the 4th Battalion. After their service in Gallipoli the Worcesters were sent to the Western Front in 1916 and were in action on the first day of the Somme. They were engaged for a second time at Gueudecourt on the Transloy Ridges in October After a month out of the line they returned to the trenches in November. At some point Private Thomas Westwood was wounded and taken to a Casualty Clearing Station at Meaulte near Albert where he died. He was 26 years of age and is buried at Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, (II E 27) and commemorated on the Halesowen Memorial.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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