623rd M.T. Company Army Service Corps.
Died at the King's College Hospital London on Thursday 1st February 1917 aged 34.
The 623rd M.T. Company was formed on Sunday 2nd January 1916 and disbanded on Friday 13th June 1919. Based in London it undertook the roll of 3rd Kite Balloon Section (MT) and 31st Local Auxiliary (MT) Company (Railway Assistance).
They were in London training for posting to the Mediterranean as part of No. 3 Kite Balloon section. The Army Service Corp, Thomas's unit, were charged with recovering and returning the balloons. The ASC were also responsible for the winch lorries which raised and lowered the balloons for land based operations.
Thomas was buried in the Belper Cemetery with full military honours.
Thomas was the son of George and Mary Alton, of Heage, Belper and the husband of Alathea M. Y. Weston (formerly Alton), of 38, Swinney Lane, Belper. In 1901 Thomas was a Groom.
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