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LT Clarence Crase Thomas

LT Clarence Crase Thomas

Birth
Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA
Death 28 Apr 1917 (aged 30)
At Sea
Burial Brookwood, Woking Borough, Surrey, England
Memorial ID 56503949 · View Source
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Lieutenant Clarence Crase Thomas, U.S. Navy, died April 28, 1917, 120 miles west of the Hebrides Islands. He was the first U.S. Naval Officer killed in World War I. His ship, the USS Vacuum, a tanker, was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat. His name is inscribed at Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Tablets of the Missing at Brookwood American Cemetery, Brookwood, England

U.S. NAVY SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, GRADUATING CLASS OF 1916

additional information courtesy of CL Hileman (#47502760)


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Gravesite Details Entered the service from California

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  • Maintained by: ditdit
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56503949
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LT Clarence Crase Thomas (26 Dec 1886–28 Apr 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56503949, citing Brookwood American Military Cemetery, Brookwood, Woking Borough, Surrey, England ; Maintained by ditdit (contributor 47012745) .