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He was born in 1898 (birth registered Jul/Aug/Sep), the eldest son of James and Florence Silverwood. James was a wood sawyer. The 1911 census records that James and Florence had had eight children, all of whom were still living, and in the two census of 1901 and 1911 their children are named as; Florence Emma, Sybil, Nellie, Thomas James, Edward Walter, Harriett Lillian, James Ernest and Rose Emma. The family was living at 49 Westville Street, Nottingham, in 1901 but by 1911 lived at 95 Garden City, Cemetery Road, Carlton. They had moved to 144 Dame Agnes Street, St Ann's, Nottingham, by 1918.
25 Jan 1918
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He enlisted in Nottingham.
1/5th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Formerly 5/17120 TR Bn. He died of wounds and is buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery (Grave Reference: XIII E 12).
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged) 5 February 1918: ‘Silverwood. Died of wounds Private Thomas James Silverwood, Yorkshire Light Infantry, eldest son of JE Silverwood, 144 Dame Agnes Street, Nottingham, age 19. Father, mother, sisters Sybil and Florence, and brothers.’ Note: although his two younger sisters Harriett Lillian and Rose Emma are not named in the death notice, there is no record of their deaths before 1918. Soldiers Effects: his sole legatee was Florence E. The record is indistinct and his legatee could be either his mother, Florence, whose name is given on the 1911 census as Florence Emma, or one of his sisters who was also called Florence Emma. Research by Rachel Farrand
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