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:
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.
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