Pte Thomas Kane

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Reference WMO269303

Address:

St David's Church

Main Street (A487)

Blaenporth, Ceredigion

Wales

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Rectangular plaque with a single black line border. Tom Kane, Private, 37771, Welsh Regiment. Tom was born at Llangoedmor in 1881, and resided at Penffin, Blaenporth prior to the war, with his wife Ann. He enlisted at Cardiff into the 8th Battalion, Welsh Regiment, which was attached to 40 Brigade, 13th (Western) Division. In January 1915 the battalion became the Pioneer Battalion to the Division, and on 15 June 1915 sailed from Avonmouth for Mudros, preparatory to landing at Anzac, Gallipoli on 5 August 1915. Ton joined the battalion at Gallipoli on 10 October, and was on the Peninsula during the terrible winter of 1915. On 8 January 1916, the Division was evacuated from Helles, and by 31 January was concentrated at Port Said, where they held forward posts in the Suez Canal defences. On 12 February 1916 the Division began to move to Mesopotamia, and took part in a hard campaign against the Turks. Tom was wounded during the drive into Mesopotamia, and died there on 9 March 1917, aged 35. He has no known grave, and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.
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IN MEMORY OF/ PRIVATE THOMAS KANE, 1ST WELSH,/ WHO FELL IN ACTION IN MESOPOTAMIA, 1917./ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."/ THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY HIS FELLOW COMMUNICANTS AT/ ST. DAVID'S, BLAENPORTH.

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