Thomas Ridgway

Private Thomas Ridgeway of Swanbank, Great Warford, attested on 30th July 1915 at Wilmslow, into the Cheshire Regiment.

He was injured by a gunshot wound to his left leg on 14th April 1917 and was transfered to England via the Hospital Ship “St Denis”

In August of the same year, he was posted to the 6th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment, Regular Infantry.

On 28th September, he was killed in action in Flanders.  As he was not married nor had any children, his next of kin was given as Martha Ann Jackson, his aunt.

He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal for serving in a theatre of war, or rendering service overseas between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918.

He was awarded the Victory Medal for service in an operational theatre between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. It was issued to individuals who received the 1914 and 1914-15 Stars and to most individuals who were issued the British War Medal.

His regimental number was 27497.

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