Project Description

THOMAS CHAMBERLAIN SMITH 1880–1945

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Born 1880 in Arnold, Nottinghamshire

Married Lucy Cook in 1906, daughters Kathleen born 1908 and Lucy born 1909

Died 1945

1881 Census

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 (maiden name Smith, from Cropwell Bishop, died 1907), stepbrother John William age 9 and stepsister Olive age 6

1901 Census

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

1911 Census

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

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.