Thomas Gentle

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Thomas Gentle

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Bedfordshire Regiment

Rank:                                     
Private

Service Number:                    
4/6758

Date of Enlisting:                            
30.12.1912

Date of death:                        
27.6.1969

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Thomas enlisted with the Bedfordshire Reserves on 30 December 1912.  He was called up on mobilisation and joined the 1st Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment. He was sent to France on 13th May 1915. He received a shrapnel wound to his shoulder in 1916 and after spending some time in a hospital in Newcastle was discharged from the army on 23 February 1917.

Thomas was awarded the 1915 Star, the British War Medal, the Victory medal and the Silver War Badge.

Thomas survived the war and died at Baldock on 27th June 1969.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:               
19.10.1892

Birth Place:                            
Caldecote, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    
Baldock, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                     
27.10.1923

 

Thomas was born on 19th October 1892 at Caldecote, fifth son of James and Emily (nee Hull) at Caldecote, Hertfordshire. He was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School. The 1911 census shows him working as a farm labourer.

Thomas married Florence Watson on 27th October 1923.  They had one daughter, Jean Antoinette Mary, born on 3rd January 1926.

Thomas died at Baldock on 27th June 1969.

 

Commentary:

 

 

Name:

Thomas Gentle

Birth Place:

Caldecote, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Baldock, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

27.6.1969

Enlistment Place:

 

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Bedfordshire Regiment

Battalion:

1st Battalion

Regimental Number:      

4/6758

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

 

 

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