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Tamworth, Staffordshire
Thomas was the son of John and Violetta Allsop who were both born in Tamworth. Thomas was baptised in Tamworth on 22 September 1894. John and Violetta were to have nine children of whom eight were still living at the time of the 1911 Census: John (b. Tamworth), Thomas, Henry (b. Brownhills), Albert (b. Brownhills), Agnes Jane (b. Brownhills), Alice Minnie (b. Brownhills), Violetta (b. Tamworth) and Emily (b. Mansfield). John was a coal miner hewer. In 1901 he and Violetta and their four sons, John (8), Thomas (6), Henry (2) and Albert (3 months) were living in Catshill, Staffordshire. Ten years later in 1911 they were living at 216 New Victoria Street, Mansfield, with their eight children; in the ten years since the previous census they had had four more children; Agnes Jane (8), Alice Minnie (5), Violetta (3) and Emily (1). Emily was the only one of their children to be born in Mansfield so it suggests that the family had only moved there a few years prior to the census. Thomas' mother, Violetta, was living at 16 Harcourt Street, Mansfield, at the time of the death of his brother John in May 1916. John had joined the Royal Navy in September 1911 and was serving in HMS Queen Mary when he was killed at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916. He left a widow, Margaret, whom he had married in February 1916.
Coal Miner
26 Sep 1916
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773393 - CWGC Website
18452
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A). He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser: 04/01/1917: Photograph of both John and Thomas printed. Register of Soldiers' Effects: His father, John, was his legatee.
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