Born: 31st December 1869, Ipswich.
Died: 1st January 1915; age 46; KiA at sea – English Channel with submarine.
Rank: 1st Class Ship’s Corporal; Service Number: 350161; Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Formidable’.
Medals Awarded: Long Service & Good Conduct medals – 27th November 1903.
Chatham Naval Memorial,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Jonathan & Jane Croxson, of Ipswich; husband of the late Mary Ann Croxson; father to Ethel M. Croxson, of 29, Surrey Road, Ipswich.
1871 Britannia Road, Ipswich.
Thomas was a year old and living with his parents, siblings & maternal aunt.
Jonathan Croxson, 28, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Falkenham, Suffolk.
Jane Croxson (nee Spurgeon), 30, a Laundress, born Dickleburgh, Norfolk.
Amelia Alice Croxson, 7, born Dickleburgh.
Arthur Edward Croxson, 4, born Ipswich.
Emily Spurgeon, 23, a Machinist, born Dickleburgh.
1881 Poplar Cottage, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.
Thomas was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Jonathan, 38, a Builder’s Labourer.
Arthur, 15, a Carrier.
George Frederick Croxson, 10, born Ipswich.
Ernest John Croxson, 6, born Ipswich.
William Peter Croxson, 4, born Ipswich.
Maud Mary Croxson, 1, born Ipswich.
In 1901 Thomas’s wife & daughter were living at 26, Elliott Street, Ipswich. The home of Mary Ann’s parents & siblings.
John Hindle, 60, a Shoe Maker, born Norwich, Norfolk.
Harriet Hindle, 58, a Charwomen, born Norwich.
Frederick Hindle, 21, a Boilermaker’s Striker, born Ipswich.
Harriet Hindle, 19, a Staymaker’s Machinist, born Ipswich.
Ethel Hindle, 17, a Staymaker’s Machinist, born Ipswich.
Kate Hindle, a Staymaker’s Machinist, born Ipswich.
Mary Ann Croxson, 28, Living on own Means.
Ethel Croxson, 3.
In 1911, Thomas’s daughter was a Pupil at a school for Daughter’s of Gentlemen – Somerville House, 5-6, Cumberland Garden’s, St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. School Principal – Louisa Cupper.
Ethel was 13 years old, she was 1 of 16 girls.
On the 26th October 1896, St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich, Thomas married Mary Ann Hindle, born 1872, Ipswich – died 1908, Ipswich. They had 1 daughter:
Ethel May Croxson, born 1898, Barking, Essex.