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Thomas Thrall

Service Number 21638
Military Unit 3rd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Date of birth Unknown
Date of Death 11 Jun 1915 (45 Years Old)
Place of Birth Unknown
Employment, Education or Hobbies Coal miner colliery banksman
Family History

Thomas Thrall was born in 1878 at Mansfield he was the son of late Charles a time keeper at iron foundry and the late Sarah Thrall of Mansfield. Thomas married Alice Hallam (born 20th June 1883 they were married on 30th March 1903 at St John's Church, Mansfield, they had the following children, Thomas William born 17th February 1904, Mabel born 27th January 1906, Elizabeth Annie born 6th September 1908, Edith born 29th September 1910 and Agnes Lilian born 28th February 1914, the family lived at 15 Harcourt Street, Mansfield. Commencing 27th December 1915 his widow was awarded a pension of 24 shillings and 6 pence a week. His widow remarried on 17th May 1918 to James Pakes at Mansfield.

Military History

Private Thomas Thrall had served previously in India and South Africa and had rejoined the army in January 1915 at Mansfield, . He died at home on 11 June 1915 of pneumonia while serving; he had not been deployed abroad since re-enlisting. Thomas was buried in Mansfield (Nottingham Road) Cemetery (grave ref. C. 17612).

Extra Information

Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser: 17 June 1915: Died of pneumonia whilst on leave, aged 45. "a fine specimen of manhood, tall and well built, capable of rending valiant service on behalf of his country". His brother Charles also served; he survived the war.