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2nd Lieutenant
(later Hon. Major)

Thomas John

(Photo copyright Hirst family)


13 Jan 1919 Thorne, Yorkshire

Service No.




Antrim Fortress Company.

591 Antrim Field Coy. RE (1941-1942)
286 Field Coy. R.E.

249 Field Coy. R.E.
Territorial Army Officers Reserve

Military Notes:
Service Record:

1 Jun 1941 granted Emergency Commission with rank of 2nd Lieutenant from OCTU. 

8 Jun 1941 posted to Antrim Fortress Co.

21 Mar 1942 posted out of the unit to 286 Field Coy.RE
01 Aug 1944 - 249 Field Company War Diary states he was sent to Casualty Clearing Station with suspected appendicitis while on duty in Normandy.

10 Oct 1947 confirmed with rank of Captain with seniority from 01 Oct 1942.

27 May 1966 Lieutenant (Hon. Major) T.J. Hirst T.O.R.O. awarded a TEM (Territorial Efficiency Medal)

Family Notes:

son of William Henry Hirst (1891-1968) and Kate Evelyn Sutcliffe (1891-1966)

Civilian Occupation:

Civil Servant


1942 Kirsten Elaine Petersen (1919-2011) at Monkseaton


28 Apr 1993 Minehead, Somerset



Cemetery / Memorial:









Photo taken in late 1930's before Hirst was granted a commission.
He is wearing Sergeant's Stripes. Photo printed here with permission. 

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