Private Thomas Henry Munt


5361 Private Thomas Henry Munt served with 1/6 Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. In 1916 the Battalion, along with several others out of the total of thirty raised by the Regiment for the war, fought in the major summer offensive on the River Somme with 143 Brigade, 48th (South Midlands) Division. Thomas died on 23 August aged 33 as a result of wounds sustained in the battle of Delville Wood (15 July - 3 September). He was buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension (ref. II. H. 10), north-west of Albert on the road to Doullens, Somme. A field ambulance station operated at Bouzincourt from early 1916 to February 1917, and moved with the Allied line's shift east from the Ancre river.

Thomas was the sixteenth of seventeen children born to George Munt, railway labourer, ganger and plate-layer, and Martha Shorter of Littleworth, both of them born in Wheatley in 1842 - indeed they had both been baptised on 6 March of that year. Thomas was baptised in St. Mary's Church on 2nd February 1883. In 1891 and 1901 the family were living in Littleworth. By 1901 Thomas had become a labourer. He was a nephew of Alfred James Munt, who also lost his life in the war. See also reference to him in the Wheatley in a World at War chapter.

He had lived at the Cricketers Arms, Littleworth.

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