Private 14296 Thomas Carrington

Killed in Action on Saturday, 16th September 1916, age unknown.
Commemorated on Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D of Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

2nd Bn., Coldstream Guards. 1 (Gds) Brigade of Guards Division.

Son of George & Annie Carrington, of Providence Street, Tipton, Staffs.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Birmingham, Resident: Tipton.

First landed France & Flanders, 10th August 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the Tipton Library Memorial.
Commemorated here because he appears on a Tipton memorial.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1542355/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
14 Providence Street, Tipton, Staffs.
George Carrington (36, Collier, born Bloxwich), his wife Annie (34, born Tipton), and their 5 children: Annie (11, born Tipton), Frederick (9, born Tipton), Thomas (9, born Tipton), John (2, born Tipton), and Mary Ellen (8 months, born Tipton).

1911 Census
212 Horseley Heath, Tipton, Staffs.
George Carrington (47, Coal Miner - Underground, born Bloxwich), his wife Annie (44, Domestic Servant, born Tipton), and their 8 surviving children of 10: Annie (21, born Tipton), Frederick (19, Coal Miner - Underground, born Tipton), Thomas (17, Coal Miner - Above ground, born Horseley Heath), John (13, School, born Horseley Heath), Ellen (11, School, born Horseley Heath), Henry (9, School, born Horseley Heath), Elizabeth (4, born Horseley Heath), and George (10 months, born Horseley Heath).

Personal Data

The Tipton Library Memorial shows J Carrington. This was a sign-writer error as the 'Staffordshire Roll of Honour' records T Carrington, Coldstream Guards.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings

Birmingham Daily Post 2ndNovember 1916
The following casualties amongst warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and men are reported under various dates:
COLDSTREAM GUARDS- Carrington, 14296, T., (Tipton).