THOMAS EDWARD STEVENS

Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.

 

Born: 1880, St. John’s, Lewes, East Sussex.

Died: 19th December 1920; age: 40. Served 18 years & 244 days.

Residence: 72, Victoria Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Lewes; Date: 7th September 1900; age: 19 years & 11 months; Occupation: Outfitter; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft & 9 ins, fresh complexion, hazel eyes & brown hair. Scar right shin.

Service:

Joined at Woolwich – 7th September 1900.

Home: 7th September 1900 – 7th December 1903.

India: 8th December 1903 – 7th March 1906.

Home: 8th March 1906 – 15th August 1914.

B.E.F. – France: 16th August 1914 – 19th October 1914.

Home: 20th October 1914 – 8th May 1919.

Character – Exemplary.

 

Promoted Corporal: 26th January 1909.

Short Field Course of Gunnery, Shoeburyness (Fair) 28th February 1914.

Promoted Sergeant – 5th August 1914.

 

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 12203.

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, ‘L’ Battery.

 

Medals Awarded: 1914 Star. Long Service & Good Conduct Medal with Gratuity – September. Silver War Badge – issued 14th May 1919.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.IA.26A.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Stevens; husband of Kate Maria Stevens, of 72, Victoria Street, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   ‘Stag Inn’ 68, North Street, Lewes, East Sussex.

 

Thomas was 6 months old and living with his parents, maternal uncle & widowed, paternal great aunt.

Thomas Stevens, 25, an Innkeeper, born Lewes.

Elizabeth Ellen Stevens (nee Bailey), 23, born Lewes.

Edward Bailey, 21, a Butcher, born Lewes.

Sarah Kirby, 63. born Highgate, Middlesex.

1 visitor.

1 general domestic servant.

 

1891   8, Abinger Place, St. John’s, Lewes, Sussex.

 

Thomas was 10 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Thomas, 35, a Printer’s Compositor.

Elizabeth, 34.

Victor Know Stevens, 9, born Lewes.

Arthur Clifford Stevens, 7, born Lewes.

 

1901   Royal Artillery Barracks, Green Hill Schools, Repository, Gun Park & Observatory, Woolwich.

 

Thomas was 20 years old, a Soldier ranked Gunner for the Royal Horse Artillery.

 

On Christmas Day, 1906, at Burlington Chapel, Ipswich, Thomas married Kate Maria Offord, born 1874, Ipswich.

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