Thomas Aldous1

M, #188, b. circa Mar 1899, d. 15 Apr 1918
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FatherGeorge Aldous1 b. before 10 Oct 1858, d. before 21 Mar 1905
MotherEmma Elizabeth Crowe Hipperson1 b. between 31 Mar 1861 and 30 Mar 1863
     Thomas Aldous was born circa Mar 1899.2 His birth was registered in the Mar 1899 quarter in the Ipswich registration district.3 He was the son of George Aldous and Emma Elizabeth Crowe Hipperson.1 Thomas Aldous was described as Height 5ft 6.5inches, Weight 120 pounds, Chest measurement 35.5 inches with expansion of 2.5 inches on 19 Mar 1917.1 As of 20 Dec 1917, Thomas Aldous lived at Gracechurch Street, Debenham, Suffolk, England.1 He died on 15 Apr 1918 in Somme, France; during WW1.1,4 The cause of death was given as Killed in Action on 15 Apr 1918.4 He was buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in Hedauville Communal Cemetery Extension, Hedauville, Somme, France; C16.4

Census

DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
31 Mar 1901George AldousThomas Aldous was listed in the 1901 census in Church Row, Debenham, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Emma Elizabeth Crowe Hipperson, Charles William Aldous, Emma Eliza Aldous, Emily Maud Aldous and Gladys Aldous.5
2 Apr 1911Emma Elizabeth Crowe HippersonThomas Aldous was listed as a member of the household of Emma Elizabeth Crowe Hipperson in the 1911 census in 2 Chapel Row, Debenham, Suffolk, England.6

Military History

  • Thomas Aldous began military service on 19 Mar 1917 after enlisting in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.7,1
  • On 19 Mar 1917 Thomas Aldous was a 50923 Bedford Regiment & 55111 171 Herts & 2659 4th Bn North Staffs.1
  • On 25 Aug 1918 Thomas Aldous was a Lance Corporal, Serial Number 55111 and served in the 4th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own).2,4
  • In 1919 Thomas was awarded the Victory Medal.8
  • In 1919 Thomas was awarded the British War Medal.8
  • He was commemorated on 1 Mar 1920 on The War Memorial, Debenham, Suffolk, England.9

Occupation

DateOccupation
19 Mar 1917Grocer's Assistant2
Last Edited=15 Jan 2017

Citations

  1. [S42] Service Record of Thomas Aldous, Bedford Regiment, 1914 - 1920 (The National Archives, WO 363) "unknown cd."
  2. [S42] Service Record of Thomas Aldous, Bedford Regiment, 1914 - 1920 (The National Archives, WO 363) "WO 363."
  3. [S11] General Record Office Indexes to Births, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Mar 1899 Ipswich 4a 963."
  4. [S19] Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org) "http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/282538/."
  5. [S3] Online image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG13; Piece: 1768; Folio: 72; Page: 6."
  6. [S2] Online image of the 1911 Census for England & Wales (1911 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG14; Piece: 10752; Schedule Number: 110."
  7. [S393] Soldiers Died In The Great War of Thomas Aldous, Prince Of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment), 1914 - 1920 (Ancestry, Soldiers Died In WW1) "unknown cd."
  8. [S394] Medal Card of Thomas Aldous, Bedford R / N. Staff. R, 1914-1920 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "Roll F/104B15 Page 1888."
  9. [S120] Monumental inscription in the Church of (Churchyard of St. Mary Magdalene) "unknown cd."