Private Tommy Woodgate, aged 14.

leinster_rms_1897

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.

Follow this link for more details – https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/memorial-honouring-kilkenny-dead-of-first-world-war-to-be-unveiled-1.3564297.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s