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Thomas Stephenson was born in 1884 at Nottingham and was the eldest son of Thomas a lace maker and Emma Stephenson née Briley of Church Street, Easthrope, Southwell. His father Thomas Stephenson was born in 1861 in Nottingham and his mother Emma Briley was born in 1864 in Grantham, they were married in 1884 in Nottingham and went on to have 14 children, two of whom died in infancy or early childhood, their children listed in the 1901/1911 census were, Thomas b1884 Nottingham, the remaining children were all born in Southwell and were Fred b1887, Selina b1889, Louisa b1891, George b1893, Leonard b1894, William b1897, Arthur b1898, Baden b1900, John b1902, Hector b1909 and Alice Mary b1910. Thomas Stephenson (junior) married his wife Louis Annie Wombwell (b1888 Southwell) in 1906 at Southwell. They went on to have the following children, Roland b1908 Southwell and Albert Frederick b1909 also born in Southwell, they lived at Easthorpe, Southwell. In the 1911 census Thomas Stephenson (junior) is living at Easthorpe, Southwell and is shown as Thomas 26 yrs a twisthand lace maker, he is living with his wife Louis Annie 23 yrs and their children, Roland 3yrs and Albert Frederick 2 yrs. In the same 1911 census his parents and (some) siblings are living at Hearty Goodfellow Yard, Church Street, Easthorpe, Southwell and are shown as Thomas 50 yrs a lace maker, he is living with his wife Emma 49 yrs and their children, Leonard 17 yrs a grocers boy, William 15 yrs (just left school) Arthur 14 yrs a scholar, Baden 11 yrs a scholar, John 9 yrs, Hector 2 yrs and Alice Mary 8 months. Following Thomas (junior) death his widow Louis remarried in 1922 to Harry Drabble and lived at Spring Terrace Nuthall, Nottingham, she was recorded as dying in 1932 aged 35 yrs the death was recorded in the Southwell Registration District.
26 Oct 1916
1554371 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Thomas Stephenson enlisted at Derby whilst residing in Southwell, he served with the 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment and was killed in action on 26th October 1916, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Somme, France
Nigel King contacted the roll of honour to give the following information on Thomas Stephenson and some details of his family. "The reason i'm interested in this Thomas Stephenson 70767 is that I have his 1914 Star Medal. It was given to me by my grandmother in the 1970s. We are no relation to the Stephensons. I think she told me she was given it by a female relative of his mother/sister/wife who didn't want to keep it, too painful a reminder."
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