14-519 A/Cpl Thomas HARDCASTLE M.M. 14th York and Lancaster Regiment 2nd Barnsley Pals

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Thomas was born around 1895 and at thee time of enlistment was living 8 Springfield Street, off Dodworth Road, Barnsley. He was employed as a miner.

He enlisted at Barnsley on the 8th February 1915. Given service number 14-519 he was placed in the 2nd Barnsley Pals and would travel with the battalion to the Mediterranean on the 28th December 1915 and then later to France on the 10th March 1916.

He suffered a gun shot wound injury to the left elbow on an unknown date but he can be seen to be in the 2nd Northern General Hospital in Leeds in June 1918. It is here that he was presented with the Military Medal, the award of which had appeared in the London Gazette on the 19th November 1917. We cannot see what date he was transferred to the 9th York Lancs but it must have been prior to this date.

He was discharged on the 20th January 1920.