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7014284   Private Thomas Seawright
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 17/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Black Watch (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 24/05/1922
Died: 07/04/1943 (Unknown)
Age: 20
Thomas Seawright was the son of Thomas and Sarah Seawright. He was born on 24th May 1922, probably in the Stewartstown Newmills area. Thomas Seawright initially enlisted with the Royal Ulster Rifles. Private Thomas Seawright was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders when he died in Tunisia on 7th April 1943, age 21.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Sfax War Cemetery
  Sfax, Tunis
Grave Ref: Grave II-F-15
CWGC Casualty 2183377
The town of Sfax is approximately 270 kilometres south of Tunis and can now be reached by autoroute from Tunis. The War Cemetery is located approximately 2 kilometres south of the town centre on the road to Gabes.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Newmills Parish Church Church Of Ireland - WWII Newmills
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWII Dungannon
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 5th Black Watch - Tunisia Details of 5th Black Watch in Tunisia
2 Black Watch Forums Some details of Private Thomas Seawright
3 Emerald Ancestors Mother listed as Sarah
4 Includes dob and wife's maiden name
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thomas Seawright's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023