Born: 1885, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

On or since death presumed: 9th August 1916; age 30; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 26754

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Brother of George Henry Shapland, of 91, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.




1891   44, Causeway, Ipswich.


Thomas was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Henry Shapland, 50, a Wheelwright, born Honiton, Devonshire.

Honor Shapland (nee Symonds), a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

George Henry Shapland, 20, a Blacksmith’s Labourer, born Moulsham, Essex.

Mary Elizabeth Shapland, 18, a Paper Box maker, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Shapland, 16, born Chelmsford, Essex.

Lucy Shapland, 14, born Chelmsford.

Honour Shapland, 13, born Moulsham.

George Albert Shapland, 11, born Moulsham.

John William Shapland, 10, born Moulsham.

Minnie Shapland, 4, born Ipswich.


1901   28, Pottery Street, Ipswich.


Thomas was 16 years old, a General Labourer. He was living with his mother & siblings.

Honor, 46.

George, 29, a Blacksmith.

Elizabeth, 26.

Honor, 23, a Machinist – Stay Factory.

William, 19, a General Labourer.

Minnie, 14.


1911   34, Lady Lane, Ipswich.


Thomas was 27 years old, a Marine Store Dealer – own account – at home. He was married & Head of the Household.

Emma, 21, a Wardrobe Dealer – own account – at home.

wife’s sister Bessie Page, 19, a Wardrobe Dealer – own account – at home, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

1 general domestic servant.


Thomas’s mother, Honor Shapland, died 1908, Ipswich.


In 1909, Ipswich, Thomas married, Emma Page, born 1890, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich – died 1912, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements

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