Thomas Woodhall

Labour Corps

Personal Details

Born: 21 January 1881 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 3 April the same year in St. Alkmund’s Church.

Family: He was the youngest of seven children born to Charles Woodhall, a carpenter, and his wife Eliza. He married Sarah Elizabeth Jones in 1906 in Whitchurch and together they had seven children – Emily Elizabeth, Arthur Alfred, Doris Evelyn, Phyllis Nellie, Ernest W, Mabel W and Kenneth Mervyn Peter.

Residence: At the time of his baptism he was living with his family in Havannah Buildings, Whitchurch; by 1891 they had moved to Claypit Street, Whitchurch and by 1901 to 14 Pepper Street. In 1911, and now married with a young family, Thomas lived at 40 Yardington, Whitchurch; this was still his address when discharged from the army in 1918. In 1939 he lived at 22 Sherrymill Hill, Whitchurch; his address at the time of his death was 2 Smallbrook Road.

Employment: In 1901 he was a bricklayer’s labourer; in 1911 he was a labourer for Whitchurch Urban District Council; in 1919 he was a stoker at Whitchurch Gasworks and in 1939 he was a gaswork general labourer.

Died: In 1969 in Whitchurch, aged 88, and was buried on 16 April the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Regiment: Labour Corps

Rank: Private

Service Number: 507818

Date of Enlistment: 18 January 1918

Date of Discharge: 28 March 1919

Reason for Discharge: Transfer to reserve


Medals and Awards

Not known


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