Born in Newtown, Whitchurch in 1895, the fifth son of John Thomas and Charlotte Ankers of 14b, Dodington, Whitchurch; Husband of Maggie (nee Mellor) Ankers, of Market Drayton, father of Margaret.
Regiment : 1st Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment, formerly King's Shropshire Light Infantry (19568)
Rank : Private
Service Number : 28611
Thomas enlisted in December 1915; he served in France until January 1917, when he was posted home unfit for war service, due to shell shock. He was discharged totally unfit for any military service, in December 1917.
Died of Illness; United Kingdom 23rd October 1918 Age 23