Major Thomas Mitchell

Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment
Attached: Cheshire Regiment
Date published: 04/05/1917
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 12/04/1917
Age at death: 35
Cemetery: Baghdad (north Gate) War Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq
Plot: X. H. 9.
Information: Major Thomas Mitchell, Royal Sussex Regiment attached Cheshire Regiment, who died from wounds received in action, was the second surviving son of the late Mr. Thomas Mitchell and Mrs. Mitchell, of Walcot, Parsonstown. He was educated at Chesterfield and Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, from which he passed into Sandhurst. He was gazetted to the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1902, and joined his regiment in India. He went to Mesopotamia in January, 1916, and was D.A.A.G. at Basra up to the end of February, 1917. He received his majority in January last and was appointed to command a battalion of the South Wales Borderers, but was attached to the Cheshires when he received the wounds which proved fatal. He was a brother of Mr. James D. Mitchell, Solicitor, Birr.