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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Wife: Mary Ellen, nee Gascoigne, married 1903. Child. Fred, born 12/12/1906 and they lived at 7 Wood Street, Mansfield.
Dental Operator.
21 Apr 1915
35
155391 - CWGC Website
2334
7 Wood Street, Mansfield.
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted 08/09/1914 aged 35. Had previously served in the army. Only stood 5ft, 4&half inches tall. Had only been in France from 02/03/1915. Items Returned: belt, ID disc, lighter, pouch, watch and chain, clasp knife, hairbrush, pocket book, letters, postcards, pipe, prayer book, new testament, comb, and holdall containing knife, fork, spoon, cleaning kit and box of dental instruments.
Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser: 29/04/1915: Letter from Fred Sansom, explaining how Thomas used to pull teeth for the other soldiers. An article published on 30th April 1915 in the Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times :- “MANSFIELD MEN KILLED IN ACTION. “We regret to announce the death of a Mansfield soldier named Mayman, who for 10 years was in the employ of Ald. W. Singleton. After leaving Mr. Singleton he became a canvasser for Mr. Odom, [sic, Odams] whose dental surgery is in Rosemary-street. By the way Mr. Odom [sic] has joined the Transport Corps. [1] Mayman was very highly respected by his soldier chums, for Fred Sansom, in a letter to the Alderman, which was received on Monday, says: “One of our Mansfield fellows was killed last night – a man who used to work for you. The poor fellow was Mayman. He was a dentist, and used to pull out the teeth of the men of our battalion. He was very much respected by his colleagues. I thought as he was one of your old workmen you would like to know." [1] Henry Dodson Odams, of 1 Layton Avenue, Mansfield, enlisted at Nottingham, joining the Army Service Corps on 18th April 1915. He served at Salonika with the 338th Motor Transport Company. On 4th August 1918 he was admitted to St. Andrew's Hospital, Malta, suffering from malaria; and to the Epsom War Hospital on 24th September 1918. Above article and information are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Thomas Herbert Mayman - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle