Born: 14th January 1911, Ipswich.

Died: 25th September 1943; age 32; MPK.


Rank: Seaman; Service Number: LT/JX259314.

Regiment: Royal Navy Patrol Service, H.M.Trawler ‘Franc Tireur’


Memorial Reference:

Panel 12. Column 1.

Lowestoft Naval Memorial,






1911   7, Steam Mill Place, Pottery Street, Ipswich.


Thomas was 3 months old and  living with his parents & brothers.

Frederick Alfred Tye, a General Labourer, born 22, Chenery Street, Ipswich.

Elizabeth Maud Tye (nee Pollard), born Ipswich.

Frederick Tye, 2, born Ipswich.

Ernest William Tye, 1, born Ipswich.


In 1931, Ipswich, Thomas married Ethel M. Warnes. They had 3 children.


Thomas is also remembered on the war memorial at the Town Hall, Ipswich.




Launched in May 1916, H.M. Trawler ‘Franc Tireur’ was built by Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Shelby, UK). She was commissioned in 1941 by the Admiralty. H.M. Trawler ‘Franc Tireur’ (Acting Lieutenant Commander Leslie Rawson Greenwood) was torpedoed South of number 52 buoy, Harwich, Essex by the German motor torpedo boat S-96.

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