Thomas Revels

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Thomas Revels

 

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:
(Princess Charlotte of Wales’s)
Royal Berkshire Regiment

Rank:                                     
Private

Regimental Number:             
36437        

Date of Enlisting:                            
11.11.1915

Date of death:                        
24.2.1984

Cemetery/ Memorial:             

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

 

Thomas enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment on 11th November 1916, Regimental Number 5939.  He then transferred to the Princess Charlotte of Wales’s Royal Berkshire Regiment, Regimental Number 36437. Thomas saw active service in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders and in 1917 the Regiment moved to Italy to strengthen the Italian Resistance.  It was here, on 40 September 1918, that Thomas received a shell wound to his right thigh and after convalescing was discharged from military service on 23rd February 1919. He survived the War and died at Ashwell on 24th February 1984.

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

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and is buried in the St Mary’s Church Cemetery, Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                9.8.1895

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      17.2.1920

 

Thomas was the fifth son of William and Emma (nee Waldock) Revels born at Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 9th August 1895. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.  Before enlisting Thomas was a farm labourer.

Thomas married Ethel Gladys Loveday (nee Skerman) on 17th February 1920. They had four children, Kenneth Thomas born 1923, Stanley Alfred born 1925, Joyce Daphne born 1927 and Leslie William born 1936.

Thomas and died at Ashwell on 24th February 1984 and is buried in the St Mary’s Church Cemetery, Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

 

Thomas’s brothers James and Percy also served in the War but died in action, his brother George served and survived.

 

 

Commentary:

Name:

Thomas Revels

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

24.2.1984

Enlistment Place:

Not known

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Princess Charlotte of Wales’s Royal Berkshire
(previously Hertfordshire Regiment)

Battalion:

1/4th  (previously 1/1st)

Regimental Number:

36437 (previously 5939)

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders,

Western Europe, Italy

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