Thomas Wakeley

Memorial: Bitton - St Mary's Church

Regiment: Army Service Corps

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private M2/132541

Parents: Charles and Ellen Wakeley

Home address: Fern Cottage, Church Lane, Bitton

Pre-war occupation: Motor Mechanic

Date of birth: 19/02/1882

Place of birth: Bitton, Bristol

Date of death: 25/09/1915

Buried/Commemorated at: North Maroc Intercommunal Cemetery (Ref. 9.), Pas de Calais, France

Age: 33

Further information:

Engaged in navy on 23rd September 1914 for period of hostilities only at that time he was 5’ 7 1/2” Tall had black hair, brown eyes and dark complexion

Transferred to Army Service Corps on 29th August 1915 and Killed in Action on 25th Sept 1915

Whilst serving as a Petty Officer in the RN was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (London Gazette 19/11/1915)

Medals: DSM, British War Medal & Victory Medal, 1914/15 Star