WO1 Regimental Sergeant Major
North Staffordshire Regiment
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Thursday, February 3, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
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Regimental Sergeant Major Tom Beardsmore was killed during operations at Mount Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. Before the war commenced, whilst a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Bn., North Staffs., he was amongst a group of service personnel whose names were brought to notice by the General Officer Commanding the British Forces in Palestine and Trans-Jordan, in recognition of distinguished services rendered in connection with the operations in Palestine during the period, 12th September, 1937 to 31st March, 1938. He additionally received a MiD for gallant and distinguished services in Italy whilst attached to the Commandos.
His name is also on a Marble Roll of Honour on Monte Ornito.Sources: London Gazettes Issue 34582 page 8177 published 29th Dec. 1938 London Gazettes Supplement 36886 page 329.
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