Thomas William Mathlin

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Royal Air Force

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 2nd Class 279800

Parents: William and Mary Ann Mathlin

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home Address: Somerset. Lived: West Littleton, Marshfield.

Pre-war occupation: A dealer in skins

Date of birth: 1876

Date of death: 31/10/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at West Littleton (St. James) Churchyard, Marshfield

Age: 42

Further information:

Thomas was born in Churchill Somerset, the son of a gardener and the eldest child of eight children with five sisters and two brothers. Thomas married Emily Hetta Coward in 1903 and at that time, he was working as a labourer which he continued to do for the next five years. Thomas and Emily had three children, Edgar, William and Dora born between 1904 and 1908 and in 1911 Thomas was recorded as working as a skin dealer.

Thomas enlisted in the Royal Air Force on the 31st July 1918 and was stationed at 204 Training Depot which was based at Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent. Thomas died in the Royal Naval Hospital Chatham three months after enlisting and the cause of his death was recorded as pneumonia.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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