Thomas Henry Ward Sparham (1893 - 1917)

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Birth

in Hartlepool, County Durham County, England United Kingdom

Death

on in Flanders County, Picardy France
Cause of death: Died of wounds

Cause of death

Died of wounds

Burial / Funeral

Thiepval Memorial, Somme County, Picardy France

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Last Known Residence

2 Brittania Bank, in North Shields, Tyne and Wear County, England United Kingdom

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Family

Father: George Ward Sparham
Mother: Lydia Ward Sparham
Siblings: William Albert Ward Sparham, Edgar Ward Sparham, Elsie Ward Sparham, and Ernest Ward Sparham

Spouse: Elizabeth Walker Sparham

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Professions

Auctioneer

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Military Service

Service no 37496
20th Tyneside Scottish Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers

Middle name

Ward

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Ethnicity

White

Nationality

British

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Gender

Male

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1893 - In the year that Thomas Henry Ward Sparham was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

1897 - By the time he was only 4 years old, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

1909 - At the age of 16 years old, Thomas was alive when explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

1914 - At the age of 21 years old, Thomas was alive when in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

1917 - In the year of Thomas Henry Ward Sparham's passing, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

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Thomas Henry Ward Sparham passed away on August 29, 1917 in Picardy France at 24 years old. His family lists the cause of death as: died of wounds. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial, Picardy France. He was born in 1893 in Hartlepool, England United Kingdom. He was born to George Ward Sparham and Lydia Ward Sparham, with siblings William, Edgar, Elsie, and Ernest. Thomas married Elizabeth Walker Sparham. We know that Thomas Henry Ward Sparham had been residing in 2 Brittania Bank, in North Shields, Tyne and Wear County, England United Kingdom.

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