THOMAS WILLIAM PACKWOOD 1888–1918
Photograph from the Cutler Collection
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.
Commemorated on Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial
Age two, living at 20 Curtis Street, Hucknall with widowed mother Mary, brother Henry, fourteen, sisters Helen, nine, Annie, six, and uncle Robert Parsons (Head). His father Thomas died 11 July 1888.
Age 12 living on Victoria Street, Radcliffe on Trent with widowed mother Mary, brother Henry 14, and sisters Helen 19, and Annie 16.
Age 22, living on Victoria Street, 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.
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.
The pension record card registers his mother Mary Ann Packwood as claimant. She received a Pension of 10 shillings 6d (52p) from 22.4.19.
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
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Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent
Photograph courtesy of CWGC
Zantvoorde British War Cemetery, Belgium