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Private Thomas lost his life at the battle of El Alamein.
He was the husband of Mrs Lucy Thomas of 1 Granville Cottages, Boughton, and the son of Harold and Charlotte Thomas of 2 Granville Cottages, Boughton.
He is remembered with Honour at the El Alamein War Cemetery, where his Grave Reference is XX1.H.21 and at the War Memorial at St Barnabas Church, Boughton.
El Alamein War Cemetery contains the graves of men who died at all stages of the Western Desert campaigns, brought in from a wide area, but especially those who died in the Battle of El Alamein at the end of October 1942 and in the period immediately before that. The cemetery now contains 7,240 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, of which 815 are unidentified.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: CWGC.org
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