2nd Lieutenant Thomas Hervey Hathaway

Biography of 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Hervey Hathaway

Thomas Hervey Hathaway was born in October 1894 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. Thomas was the oldest son of Thomas Hathaway (1868-1915), a Blacksmith, originally from Aston, Warwickshire, England. The family were already living in Dennistoun, Glasgow in 1901, where Thomas senior was a Railway Carriage Spring Works Manager until his death. Thomas Hathaway senior passed away just eight days after the death of his son, aged 46. Thomas' mother was Maria Eliza Hathaway (nee Leach) (1865-1931), a Cotton Weaver, who had married on 18th May 1889 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England.

Thomas attended Allan Glen's School but he did not study at Glasgow University, however, he was a member of the University's Officer’s Training Corps (OTC) in 1914. Thomas Hathaway served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 3rd Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) attd. 2nd Bn., and was killed in action on the 17th February 1915, aged 20. 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Hervey Hathaway is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Ypres (now Ieper), in the province of West Flanders, Belgium.

Summary

2nd Lieutenant Thomas Hervey Hathaway
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: 3rd Bn. Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) attd. 2nd Bn.
Degree: Student
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action, 17 February 1915
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/341
Photo ID: N/A

Sources

Thomas Hathaway family tree on Ancestry.com.

Memorial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register

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