Thomas Caffery

Thomas Caffery, born West Hartlepool, lived in South Shields, born 1886, died 1924, aged 38. 

He joined the 26th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Irish) in 1914 when he was 29 years old. His army number was 121. He never served abroad.

He was transferred into the the 30th reserve battalion and while with them he was injured in the St Bede’s Junction Train Disaster in Jarrow on December 17th 1915. He had a double fracture to the left leg. 

In 1917 he is diagnosed with TB and is discharged at the end of the war.  He passed away from TB aged 38 in 1924