Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1917, Private Francis Thomas, 17th Battalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, attached to 38th Division, Supply and Transport Column, the Army Service Corps, died of wounds received during the fighting in Belgium.
Private Thomas had enlisted in 1915, and this photograph was taken just before he left home for the Western Front in December of that year. He lies buried in the Mendinghem Military Cemetery at West-Vlaanderen in Belgium. On his headstone are the words “All that are in the graves shall hear His voice”.
Francis, from Pentraeth, Anglesey, was 34 years old and married.