Horace Thomas
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World War One rugby roll of honour: Horace Thomas

There were 13 Welsh rugby internationals who lost their lives in World War One. But who were they?

Fly-half Thomas was born, the son of a rector, in 1890 in Pentyrch and played his rugby for Swansea and Blackheath. Another Cambridge Blue, he went on to play in India.

As a second lieutenant with the Rifle Brigade, he was killed on the river Ancre in 1916, aged 26. His body was never recovered.

Rugby historian Gwyn Prescott talks about his career and war service.

  • 14 Aug 2014
  • From the section Wales
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