Thomas Lucas

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details

Born: 1880 in Tilstock, Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He was the only child born to Thomas Lucas, a railway clerk, and his wife Harriet, nee Henshall. He married Elizabeth Smith on 12 December 1908 at St Mary`s Church, Stafford, Staffordshire. The couple had three children Frances, Thomas and Eric.

Residence: Thomas was born in Tilstock and in 1881 he was living at the home of his grandparents in Hollins Lane, Tilstock, Shropshire. By 1891 he and his parents had moved to 16 Friars Terrace, Castle Church, Stafford, Staffordshire. In 1901 he was a boarder at 4 Brooklands, Victoria Street, Hereford, Herefordshire. By 1911, and now married with a daughter, his address was 1 Victoria Terrace, Occupation Street, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire. At the time of his death in 1921 he was living at 13 Alexandra Road, Stafford; this was the home of his parents.

Employment:  In 1901 he was a banker`s clerk. Between 1903 and 1906 he served in the military; in 1911 his occupation was described as a bookkeeper.

Died:  25 November 1921 in the Staffordshire General Infirmary, aged 41

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery

Rank: Gunner

Service Number: 16061

Date of Enlistment: 5 August 1914 

Date of Discharge: 30 October 1914

Reason for Discharge: No longer physically fit for war service.

Further information:  He originally enlisted 5 July 1903 and was transferred to Reserve in 1906. He was then mobilised from Reserve 5 August 1914.

Medals and Awards

As he only served for three months at the beginning of WW1 he would not have been entitled to any medals   



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