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Newark on Trent
Thomas Catley (junior) was born in 1882 at Newark and was the son of Thomas Catley (senior) an iron foundry labourer and Eliza Catley née Seymour of 105 Mill Gate Newark. His father Thomas was born in 1853 at Newark and his mother Elizabeth Seymour was born in 1858 also at Newark, they were married in 1874 at Newark and went on to have 11 children, sadly 3 were to die in infancy or early childhood, their children were, John b1875, Richard b1877, Sophia b1879, Thomas b1882, Sarah b1883, Lizzie b1886, George b1888 and Annie b1896 Thomas (junior) married his wife Annie Cree in 1902 at Newark they lived at 47 Side Row Beacon Hill Road Newark and had the following children, Joyce b1905, Percy b1908, Norah Catley b1910 and Hubert b1913, all were born in Newark. In the 1911 census his parents are living at 105 Millgate, Newark and are shown as Thomas 58 yrs an iron foundry labourer, he is living with his wife Eliza 53 yrs and their children, George 22 yrs an iron foundry turner. In the same 1911 census Thomas (junior) is living at 47 Bottom Row, Beavon Hill Newark and is shown as Thomas 30 yrs an iron moulder, he is living with his wife Annie 28 yrs and their children, Joyce 6 yrs, Percy 3 yrs and Norah 10 months of age.
He was an iron moulder at Simpson & Co., Lowfields, Balderton.
26 Sep 1917
72944 - CWGC Website
Company Serjeant Major
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Company Sergeant Major Thomas Catley enlisted at East Retford whilst residing at Newark, he served with the 1/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He served with his regiment during the Irish Rebellion and they went with them when they went to the Western Front. He was killed in action on 26th September 1917, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Article published on 3rd July 1918 in the Newark Advertiser :- “Resided with wife and four young children at 47 Beacon Hill, Newark. Prior to the war was employed as a moulder at Simpson & Co., Lowfields, Balderton. He joined the Sherwood Foresters and went through the Irish rebellion. Had the opportunity to remain in Ireland as an instructor, but elected to go to France with his battalion.
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