Project Description

THOMAS CHAMBERLAIN SMITH 1880–1945

Royal engineers badge

Born 1880 in Arnold, Nottinghamshire

Married Lucy Cook on August 4 1906 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent, daughters Kathleen born 1908 and Eileen Elizabeth born 1909

Died 1945 buried Radcliffe on Trent cemetery (plot C121)

1881 Census

Age 1, living on Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent, with Thomas Chamberlain and mother Elizabeth

1891 Census

Age 11 living in Radcliffe with Thomas, stepfather, mother Elizabeth Chamberlain née Smith from Cropwell Bishop, died 1907, stepbrother John William 9 and stepsister Olive 6

1901 Census

No record of Thomas but family living at Thraves Yard, Radcliffe on Trent

1911 Census

Age 30 a platelayer for Great Northern Railway living on Palin Row with wife Lucy and daughters Kathleen and Eileen.

Military Service

Rank: Sapper

Service Number: 289410

Military Unit: 265th Royal Engineers

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed – the 265th Coy were a railway construction company who embarked for Egypt 14.9.17

Medals Awarded: No details found

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Palin Row, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Palin Row, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: living with wife Lucy

1939 Register

Unable to find

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.