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09 Jul 1896
Thomas Frederick Gumsley was born on 9th July 1896 at Newark and was the son of Thomas Gumsley a bricklayer and his wife Harriet Gumsley née Bagguley of 23, Parliament Street Newark. His father Thomas Gumsley was born 1860 in Newark and his mother Harriett Bagguley was born in 1860 at Thorpe, they were married in 1888 their marriage was recorded in the Southwell registration district, they went on to have 8 children, sadly two died in infancy or early childhood , their surviving children were, George b1889 Elston, Eliza Ann b1891 Elston, William b1892 Elston, Harry b1894 Elston, Thomas Frederick b1897 Newark and Gladys b1899 at Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 23 Parliament Street, Newark and are shown as Thomas 51 yrs a bricklayer, he is living with his wife Harriett 51 yrs and their children, George 22 yrs a labourer, Eliza Ann 20 yrs a domestic servant, William 19 yrs a moulder, Harry 17 yrs a grocers porter, Thomas Frederick 14 yrs an errand boy at a boot shop, and Gladys 12 yrs a scholar.
He was employed by Messrs. A. Ransome & Co.
08 Aug 1915
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1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Thomas Frederick Gumsley enlisted at Newark and served with the 1/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he landed in France on 2nd March 1915 and was killed in action on 8th August 1915, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
His brother Private Harry Gumsley initially served with the service number 1384 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment, later transferring to the 1st battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, he landed in France on 28th June 1915, he was killed in action on 18th December 1917 and is buried at Tincourt New British Cemetery His brother William Gumsley also served during the 'Great War' he enlisted at Newark on 13th November 1914 , he gave his age as 22 yrs and 9 months, his address as 23 Parliament Street, Newark and his occupation as a labourer, He served with the 8th battalion Sherwood Foresters, and saw service in France for two periods he also served in the West Yorkshire Regiment and the Oxford & Buckingham Light Infantry, he survived the war and was discharged on 4th March 1919. Article published 4th September 1915 in the Newark Herald :- Thomas Frederick Gumsley was the son of Thomas & Harriet Gumsley, 23 Parliament Street, Newark. Enlisted soon after the outbreak of war and went to France at the latter end of March 1915. Having previously been made a marksman at Luton. Before enlistment he was employed by Messrs. A. Ransome & Co. He was a very clever swimmer and an enthusiastic fisherman. Celebrated his 19th birthday in the trenches on July 9th.
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