Thomas Henry Done

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details

Born: In 1878 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He was the son of Mary Done (Mary married George Allman in 1882 in Whitchurch). No marriage can be traced for Thomas.

Residence: In 1881 he lived in Grindley Brook, Whitchurch with his mother and grand-father; in 1891 he was living at Hollyhurst, Whitchurch as a servant. In 1901 he was living at Stables, Church Street, Malpas as a servant and in 1911 he was at 3 Blanton’s Yard, Green End, Whitchurch with his grand-father. In 1916 he was living at 16 Smithy Street, Blackburn, Lancashire and in 1939 at Deermoss House, Whitchurch where he continued to live until his death.

Employment: He was a groom until at least 1911; in 1939 he was a general labourer.


In 1946 at the P. A. Institution, Whitchurch (Deermoss House), aged 68, and buried on 15 July the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry 

Rank: Private

Service Number: 18562

Date of Enlistment: 13 July 1915

Date of Discharge: 24 May 1916

Reason for Discharge: Physically unfit for service

Other information: Thomas had previously enlisted into the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry (number 10697) on 12 August 1914 and was discharged on 29 August 1914 physically unfit for service. He re-enlisted for home service only.

Medals and Awards

Thomas was awarded the Silver War Badge

Silver War Badge

Great War History Hub Whitchurch Shropshire Medals Front Image

The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the "Discharge Badge", the "Wound Badge" or "Services Rendered Badge", was first issued in September 1916, along with an official certificate of entitlement.

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