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Thomas Tierney- Albert 1936

Postby Barry Woolner » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:52 am

Attached photo is my great uncle Thomas Tierney 1875-1955. He's the one with the glasses and hat. He was apparently a bit of a "lad". Never married, lived in many places, had lots of girlfriends, and his family had no idea what sort of work he did. He lost his left arm in WW1. Written on the back of the photo-On the slips of Albert Town Hall Aug 3, 1936. It's obviously Albert in France. The family got a call in 1955 to say he had died whilst living in a Salvation Army Hostel in Paddington, supposedly with a woman. He left quite a few thousand pounds in the bank. Does anybody have any ideas what on earth he was up to in the photo??
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Re: Thomas Tierney- Albert 1936

Postby AdrianB38 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:27 am

Wild guess - given that the guy at the front is wearing his medals and there's another one, at least, at the back, I'd suggest a veterans' visit back to France.

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Re: Thomas Tierney- Albert 1936

Postby AdrianB38 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:32 am

In fact - there was a Battle of Albert in July 1916 - twenty years before this photo was taken in the same area. Sounds a good guess to me.

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Re: Thomas Tierney- Albert 1936

Postby Barry Woolner » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:33 am

Thanks Adrian. That does make sense. Probably where he lost his arm.
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