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6977259   Sergeant Thomas Alexander Blemings
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/12/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 18/01/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 34
Thomas Alexander Blemmings was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Blemings. He was born in County Tyrone about 1910. The 1911 census shows his father to be a farm labourer. The family were living in Kilmore, Minterburn, Tyrone. By 1944, Sergeant Thomas Alexander Blemings was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Italy. Sergeant Blemings died on 18th January 1944 in the Battle of Garigliano. He was 34 years old. Sergeant Thomas Blemings is one of a number of local men who are commemorated on the Garigliano Memorial, which is in Enniskillen Castle.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Minturno War Cemetery
  Marina di Minturno, Naples
Grave Ref: Grave III-A-L
CWGC Casualty 2633845
Minturno is about 78 kilometres north of Naples, close to the coast. The cemetery lies several kilometres south of the town on the SS7 road to Naples and is situated in the locality of Marina di Minturno (Garigliano). To reach the cemetery take the Cassino exit from the A1 motorway, then turn right to follow Ausonia, Formia, Minturno. At about 30 km the road runs tangientially to a flyover. Go under the flyover, turn left and take the SS7 Appia road towards Scauri and Naples. Go over Scauri and then, after 4 kilometres, to Marina di Minturno and the cemetery is a further 3 kilometres, on the right hand side. Cemetery address: Via Virilassi, 1 - 4020 Marina di Minturno (LT) Lazio. GPS Co-ordinates: Main entrance to cemetery; Latitude: 41.243006, Longitude: 13.766556 Back entrance gate to cemetery;
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWII Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists 'Blemmings' Family Lists Thomas Alexander as age 1 living with the family at house 7 in Kilmore, Minterburn, Tyrone
2 Garigliano Memorial Sgt. Thomas A Bleming Listed on the Garigliano Memorial in Enniskillen Castle
3 Lance Corp Patrick Joseph Campbell Also on the Garigliano Memorial
4 Sergeant William George Lavelle Also on the Garigliano Memorial
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Thomas Alexander Bleming's headstone can be purchased here.
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