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Sneinton, Nottingham
His birth was registered as Thomas Henry Dalley (Nottingham J/F/M/1887), his surname listed as Dalley on memorials, surname Newton ('alias Dalley') on military records, Dalley-Newton in NEP notice 1915, but Dalley in NEP notice 1916. Thomas Henry was the son of Betsy Newton. He married Emma Brammer in 1911 (J/A/S Nottingham); the marriage was registered in the names of Thomas H Dalley and Emma Brammer. Emma was born on 27 December 1888 (birth registered 1889 J/F/M Nottingham), the daughter of Frederick and Emma Brammer. In 1911 Emma (22) was living with her parents and siblings at 15 Leenside, Nottingham; she was working as a lace jenner. Thomas and Emma had one child, Thomas William b. 18 April 1913; his birth was registered with the surname 'Dalley'. They lived at 14 Middle Furlong Road, Meadows, Nottingham, at the time Thomas's enlisted. The Army gave instructions in November 1915 for Thomas' personal effects to be returned to his widow who was then living at 26, Rancliffe Street, Broad Marsh, Nottingham. However, by 1939 at the time the England & Wales Register was compiled, the widowed Emma was living at 12 Forester Grove, Carlton, Nottingham. Her occupation was given as 'unpaid domestic duties.' Also in the household was Robert Childs (b. 26 July 1879), a widower, who was employed as a steel rivetter. Thomas and Emma's son, Thomas William, married Emma Adams in 1935 (J/A/S Basford - Dalley/Adams) and in 1939 they were living in Carlton. Thomas was a barman in a public house while Emma's occupation was given as 'unpaid domestic duties'. They had one child, Thomas b. 29 November 1937. Thomas William died aged 77 on 20 January 1991 (Jan Nottingham).
He was a labourer employed by Skinner and Rook of Nottingham in 1904 and a Midland Railway Company stoker by 1908.
02 Aug 1915
146427 - CWGC Website
He lived at 4, Finedon Street, Seymour Street, Nottingham, when he joined the Volunteer Rifle Corps (1st Nottinghamshire (Robin Hood) Rifle Volunteer Corps No. 6 Company 1st Bn) in 1904.
Lance Corporal
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He joined the 1st Nottinghamshire (Robin Hood) Rifle Volunteer Corps 4 January 1904. He attested as a Territorial 5 May 1908 and was re-engaged annually until being embodied 5 August 1914 as a private, promoted lance corporal 6 November 1914. He arrived in France on 28 February 1915. He died five months later at 5.15am on 2 August 1915 at No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station where he was being treated for a shell wound to his back. He was buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium (grave ref. I.D.12A). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
His birth was registered as Thomas Henry Dalley (Nottingham J/F/M/1887). His surname was listed as Dalley on memorials, Newton ('alias Dalley') on military records, Dalley-Newton in a Nottingham Evening Post 'Roll of Honour' notice 12 August 1915 but Dalley in the same newspaper's 'In Memoriam' entry the following year. Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his widow Emma was his sole legatee. Emma was awarded a weekly pension of 15/- for herself and one child with effect from 14 February 1916. Thomas' personal effects were returned to his widow some time after November 1915; they comprised: badge, pipe, note book, prayer book and a packet of letters. Nottingham Evening Post In Memoriam 12/8/1915: 'Dalley-Newton. - Died of wounds, August 2nd Lance Corporal T H Dalley-Newton, 1/7th Sherwood Foresters, dearly beloved husband of Emma Dalley-Newton. Aged 28 years. God's will be done. Wife and baby.' Nottingham Evening Post In Memoriam 2/8/1916: 'Dalley - In loving remembrance of Lance Corporal Tom Dalley, Robin Hoods, fell in action at Hooge August 2nd 1915 aged 29 years. He bravely answered duty's call. He died that we might live. - Wife and son.'
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