Soldier – Egan, Thomas – Cadeby Pony Driver presumed killed

April 1917

Mexborough & Swinton Times, April 1917

Private Thomas Egan
(York and Lancs)

10 Annerley Street, Denaby main, has been missing since July 1, 1916, and is now presumed killed. His family have received the following letter from company Sgt major E.Jones:

“I am sorry to inform you that I have received no information of your brother Private Egan. He has been missing since July 1.

All endeavours are be made to find out what happened to him, but without success. Therefore I am afraid he was killed on that day. To you and all his relatives I offer my deepest sympathy in your loss. He is missed by all his old friends, but how much more is the loss to you!”

Private Egan, who was 21 years of age, was a son of Mr and Mrs Michael Egan. He had been serving 2 1/2 years, and 18 months of his service had been performed in France. Before enlistment he was a pony driver at Cadeby main.

From C.W.G.C.:

Rank: Private
Service No: 11631
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: York and Lancaster Regiment 9th Bn.

Panel Reference: Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mary Ann Egan, of 10, Annerley St., Denaby Main, Rotherham, Yorks.