Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Private Thomas Leon Goldie of the Canadian Expeditionary Force ......... buried in Southern Cemetery

This is the ongoing story of the men from Canada who enlisted to fight in the Great War and are buried in south Manchester.

Private Thomas Goldie was 6’ 2” tall gave his occupation as a mining engineer and came from Guelph in Ontario.

He had joined up in the February of 1915, arrived in the UK in the May of the same year and in September embarked for France.

The following August he was returned to Britain and entered Manchester Royal Infirmary where he was treated for infected jaundice.

The hand written medical notes refer to him being in a bad way and he died three days after his admission.

Location; Southern Cemetery

Picture; gravestone of Private Thomas Leon Goldie, Southern Cemetery, 2016 from the collection of David Harrop

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