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Date of death: 7 August 1944
Age at death: 19 years
Fate: Thomas was wounded in France and was placed on the Hospital Ship ‘Amsterdam’. The ship sailed from Juno Beach in Normandy and hit two mines and was sunk.
Rank: Trooper
Service No: 14553986
Unit/Regiment: 43rd (2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment) Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps
Buried: Thomas is listed as “Missing At Sea” but is commemorated at Bayeux Memorial, France (Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 7) and on a churchyard memorial headstone at Ingram Church, UK and also on a memorial plaque within the church.
Other: Son of John and Barbara Stephenson, of Longframlington, Northumberland.

CWGC Casualty Details


CEM5 Bayeux Memorial, France CWGC image

Bayeux Memorial, France (image courtesy of CWGC)

STEPHENSON Thomas Blain - memorial headstone c. G Williamson

Thomas Blain Stephenson memorial headstone at Ingram Church

Inscription reads: /IN CHERISHED MEMORY OF/ BLAIN STEPHENSON/ AGED 19 YEARS/ MISSING AT SEA IN/ 1939-45 WAR./

plaque at Ingram church re 1939-1945 c. G Williamson

1939-1945 Memorial Plaque in Ingram Church, UK

Royal Armoured Corps regimental badge

Royal Armoured Corps

(Image credit: Copyright © The Tank Museum. Used with permission.)

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