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THOMAS WILLIAM PACKWOOD 1888–1918

T. Packwood ed

Brother to Henry and Helen

Born August 1888 in Radcliffe on Trent. His father Thomas died 11th July 1888.

Baptised 30th September 1888, St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe

Killed in action in the attack near Vlamertinghe, Belgium, on 1st October 1918, age 30

Burial Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Flanders, Belgium. Grave reference II.B.17. Remembered on Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial

1891 Census

Age 2 living at 20 Curtis Street, Hucknall with widowed mother Mary and uncle Robert Parsons (Head)

1901 Census

Age 12 living on Victoria Street, Radcliffe on Trent with widowed mother Mary, brother Henry 14, and sisters Helen 19, and Annie 16.

1911 Census

Age 22, living on Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent with widowed mother Mary, brother Henry, 24, a clerk, and sister Helen, 29, an assistant teacher. He is employed as a bricklayer.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 36412

Military Unit: 15th (Service) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, 105th Brigade, 35th Division

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Enlisted: 11.12.15 age 27 years, 4 months

29.2.16: Transferred to 3rd (reserve) Bn. (Source: The Sherwood Foresters Roll)

1.10.18: Killed in action when in the attack near Vlamertinghe, Belgium. He grave is next to the graves of several other soldiers from the 15th Sherwoods who were killed on October 1st 1918.

Son of Mary Ann Packwood, Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent, and of the late Thomas Packwood. The report of his death in The Nottingham Evening Post on October 22nd, 1918 stated that he had had twenty three months of active service (i.e., he had been in a theatre of war since November 1916).

The UK Army Register of Soldier’s Effects shows he left £12 to his mother.

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Go to WWI Timeline to see how this man’s death is part of the wider story of the war.

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent

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Zantvoorde
Zantvoorde British War Cemetery, Belgium