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Andrew Albert Thomas Private 9703 of the 2nd/5th Battalion

Postby rockyfowler » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:16 pm

http://www.stpeterscradley.org/#!a-a-thomas/c7tl

in BCC http://bcconnections.tribalpages.com/tr ... ver=357280

31 May 1875 St Andrew Netherton
Joseph THOMAS F B Chain Maker Netherton Father details (Dec)
Amelia Bridgewater F S Old Hill Father Benjamin Bridgewater Chain Maker
Wit; George Mantle / Eliza Mantle


Andrew Albert Thomas
Private 9703 of the 2nd/5th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.

Andrew was the son of Joseph Thomas and Amelia Bridgewater and it seems that he attended both Colley Lane and Cradley Church School at sometime, as he is named on both school’s Rolls of Honour. He worked as a Chainstriker along with his father.

Andrew enlisted into the South Staffordshire Regiment at Old Hill and he died at home on Tuesday, November 10th 1914, at the age of 22 years and was interred in Cradley Free Church Burial Ground on Saturday, November 14th 1914.

His obituary appeared in the November 21st 1914 edition of the County Express; an abridged version of it is as follows,

‘ Andrew Albert Thomas, aged 22, who was employed at Messrs. Mountford’s, The Thorns, Quarry Bank, and resided with his parents at High Street, Cradley, was one of two brothers who recently joined the Rowley Company, and was training for service. He was taken ill nearly three weeks ago, and died at home last Monday week, of pneumonia. A large contingent of the Rowley Regis Company was present in uniform at the funeral last Saturday. The Rev. C. R. Vercoe officiated at the obsequies, which commenced with a service in the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Cradley, with internment being in the Nonconformist portion of the churchyard. The mourners were Mr. and Mrs Joseph Thomas (father and mother), Joseph, Bert and Arthur (brothers), Ann and Sarah (sisters), and Mrs Portman (aunt).’

In 1971 the Primitive Methodist Church in High Street, Cradley, called Bethesda.
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Re: Andrew Albert Thomas Private 9703 of the 2nd/5th Battal

Postby Northern Lass » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:39 am

Added in marriage

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so is he on Bcc already?

what does link basically say?
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Re: Andrew Albert Thomas Private 9703 of the 2nd/5th Battal

Postby Northern Lass » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:47 am

So is this the son of Joseph and amelia

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THOMAS, ANDREW ALBERT
Rank:Private
Service No:9703
Date of Death:10/11/1914
Age:22
Regiment/Service:South Staffordshire Regiment 2nd/5th Bn.
Grave Reference: Second row from bottom footpath, sixth grave.
Cemetery:CRADLEY FREE CHURCH BURIAL GROUND
Additional Information:Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, of 45, Lyde Green, Cradley.
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Re: Andrew Albert Thomas Private 9703 of the 2nd/5th Battal

Postby Jimmy » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:26 pm

Northern Lass wrote:Added in marriage

cant open link as my browser old one...and not updating yet.

so is he on Bcc already?

what does link basically say?


Andrew Albert Thomas

Private 9703 of the 2nd/5th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.



Andrew was the son of Joseph Thomas and Amelia Bridgewater and it seems that he attended both Colley Lane and Cradley Church School at sometime, as he is named on both school’s Rolls of Honour. He worked as a Chainstriker along with his father.



Andrew enlisted into the South Staffordshire Regiment at Old Hill and he died at home on Tuesday, November 10th 1914, at the age of 22 years and was interred in Cradley Free Church Burial Ground on Saturday, November 14th 1914.



His obituary appeared in the November 21st 1914 edition of the County Express; an abridged version of it is as follows,



‘ Andrew Albert Thomas, aged 22, who was employed at Messrs. Mountford’s, The Thorns, Quarry Bank, and resided with his parents at High Street, Cradley, was one of two brothers who recently joined the Rowley Company, and was training for service. He was taken ill nearly three weeks ago, and died at home last Monday week, of pneumonia. A large contingent of the Rowley Regis Company was present in uniform at the funeral last Saturday. The Rev. C. R. Vercoe officiated at the obsequies, which commenced with a service in the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Cradley, with internment being in the Nonconformist portion of the churchyard. The mourners were Mr. and Mrs Joseph Thomas (father and mother), Joseph, Bert and Arthur (brothers), Ann and Sarah (sisters), and Mrs Portman (aunt).’



In 1971 the Primitive Methodist Church in High Street, Cradley, called Bethesda.
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