Private Tommy Woodgate, aged 14.


This is the story of the one of the youngest servicemen killed during WW1. Tommy Woodgate came from Callan, Co Kilkenny and had joined the newly formed RAF about 6 months earlier. He was returning to the UK from leave when he was lost on RMS Leinster. He is buried at Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin.

The CWGC lists him as 18 years of age. Birth records show that he was born on 31 December 1903.

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