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02-Aldred, Thomas

THOMAS  ALDRED

1884-31st JULY 1917

Thomas was born in 1884 in Flixton.

His parents were Thomas, born in 1847 in Flixton,he was a bricklayer. and Elizabeth Owen, born 1846 in Oulton, Yorkshire, she worked as a laundress.Thomas and Elizabeth both died in 1908.They are buried in St Michael’s Churchyard, Flixton.

Thomas had 5 siblings:

  • Rhoda 1874-1952
  • Mary 1877-1958
  • George 1878-1918
  • John 1880-1938
  • Hartley 1888-1913

In 1901 Thomas was living with his parents at 25 Moorside Road.

In 1911 Thomas is living with his brothers George and Hartley at 25 Moorside Road, he is a Lithographic Artist.

Thomas married Emma Johnson in 1914 they had 2 children, Betty born in 1915 and Margaret  born in 1917. Emma was a shopkeeper in Princess Road Urmston prior to moving to Canterbury Road where she died in 1946. She is buried in Urmston Cemetery.

Thomas joined the Leicestershire Regiment, service number 34270 and the 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, service number 41503.He enlisted in Bradford.

Thomas was killed in action on 31st July 1917 and is buried in Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium.

He was awarded the Victory and British medals.

He is remembered on his parents’ headstone and by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


War Memorial-WW1
Webpage icon 00-Incumbents during WW1
Webpage icon 01-Aldred, George
Webpage icon 03-Bowers, Sydney Lloyd
Webpage icon 04-Fox, Charles Hassell
Webpage icon 05-Hand, Ronald
Webpage icon 06-Lowe, Charles
Webpage icon 07-McCann, Eric
Webpage icon 08-McCann, William
Webpage icon 09-McCracken, John Clement
Webpage icon 10-Midgley, Ernest
Webpage icon 11-Mosedale, Frank
Webpage icon 12-Oakes, Charles Percy
Webpage icon 13-Parr, Nathan Faulkner
Webpage icon 14-Royle, William
Webpage icon 15-Self,Alfred
Webpage icon 16-Sharp, Richard,
Webpage icon 17-Shawcross, William Royle
Webpage icon 18-Sheard,Thomas Moss
Webpage icon 19-Tweedale, Eric
Webpage icon 20-Vallett, Joseph
Webpage icon 21-Vallett, William
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