William is remembered on the Ipswich Town Hall memorial to employees.
Born: 1900, Studley, Warwickshire.
Baptised: with his brother George Ernest Thomas, on the 18th May 1902, Studley, Warwickshire. Parents; Fanny & Joseph Thomas, a Bicycle Filer. Address: Studley Common.
Died: 25th August 1942; age: 42 – 503, Nacton Road, Nacton – Civilian War Dead .
Rank: Fire Watcher.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Joseph Henry & Fanny Thomas, of Redditch Road, Studley, Warwickshire; husband of Caroline Thomas, of 66, Boyton Road, Ipswich.
1901 The Common, Studely, Warwickshire.
William was 10 months old and living with his parents.
Joseph Henry Thomas, 28, a Needle Filer, born 1873, Studley, Warwickshire.
Fanny Thomas (nee Fisher), 25, a Needle Spiller – at home, born 1876, Short Heath, Erdington, Warwickshire.
1911 The Common, Studley, Warwickshire.
William was 10 years old and living with his parents & brothers.
Joseph, 38, a Cycle Filer.
George Ernest Thomas, 9, born Studley.
John Thomas, 7, born Studley.
Leonard Thomas, 5, born Studley.
Graham Thomas, 3, born Studley.
Bernard Thomas, 8 months, born Studley.
In 1919, Ipswich, William married Caroline Wilby, born 1898, Ipswich – died 1944, Ipswich. They had 5 children.