Edwin Thomas

Memorial: Oldbury-on-Severn - St. Arilda’s Church

Regiment: Australian Imperial Forces

Rank and number: Private 3660

Parents: John and Mary Ann Thomas

Home address: Salmon Lodge, Oldbury-on-Severn, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Outfitter's Assistant

Date of birth: 1879

Place of birth: Thornbury, Bristol

Date of death: 14/11/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: Warlencourt British Cemetery Memorial (Ref. VI. A. 22.), France

Age: 38

Further information:

Edwin Thomas one of the five children of John and Mary Ann Thomas. John Thomas was a house painter. Edwin Thomas, was admitted to Thornbury Grammar School in 1890. The 1901 census shows Edwin living in Walton Street, Oxford. He was described as an outfitter’s assistant. Edwin was serving as a Private in the 2nd Australian Pioneers when he was killed near Fleur in France on 14th November 1916. He was listed on the Warlencourt British Cemetery Memorial. By the time of his death, his mother was living at Salmon Lodge, Oldbury-on-Severn. Edwin’s service record shows he had been a planter living at Woombye in Queensland. He had moved to Australia at the age of 24 (i.e about 1903). It notes that he had been made an honorary member of The Order of St George

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Thornbury Roots Website and CWGC