Thomas Woodvine Jnr.

Royal Marine Light Infantry

Personal Details

Born: 20 June 1894 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire and baptised on 22 July 1894 at All Saints Church, Shrewsbury.

Family: He was the third of five children born to Thomas Woodvine, a foreman carter on the railway, and his wife Anne. He married Nellie Billingsley on 4 August 1919 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. There were two children born to the couple, Thomas W R and Betty. Nellie died in 1938 and Thomas married Elsie Dawson in 1942 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire. No children can be found for this marriage.

Residence: In 1901 he, his parents and siblings were living at Canal Wharf House, 108 New Park Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. By 1911 the family had moved to 1 Railway Street, Crewe, Cheshire. An address of 26 Worthington Street was given for him on his military documents, this was the home of his mother, Anne and is also the address given for him on the 1919 Absent Voters` List. In 1939 he was living at 29 High Street, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire.

Employment: In 1911 he was working in the Locomotive Department of the London and North Western Railway. His occupation at the time of his attestation in 1916 was described as a motor driver and on his marriage registration in 1919 as a chauffeur. By 1939 he was a lorry driver.

Died: 1970 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Rank: Lance Corporal

Service Number: 1447S

Date of Enlistment: 29 February 1916

Date of Discharge: 17 July 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Other Information: His brothers, William and George Orlando also served in WW1

Medals and Awards

Not known


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