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