Thomas is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.



Born: 1884, Mistley, Essex.

Died: 4th November 1914; age 30; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Employed: as a Goods Porter – Great Eastern Railway – since October 1909.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th August 1914 – France.


Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 15738.

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 3rd Signal Coy, First Army Head Quarters.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Ypres Town Cemetery Extension,






1901   Mistley, Essex.


Thomas was 17 years old, and a Mate on board sailing barge ‘Echo’ – coasting trade. Master – 31 year old, Samuel E. Carter.

Cook – 15 year old, Arthur Finch had gone ashore.


1911  4, Rose Lane, Ipswich.


Thomas was 27 years old, a Great Eastern Railway Goods Porter. He was married and Head of the Household.

Ellen, 23.

Thomas, 4.

Ethel, 2.

Ellen, 9 months.


Father: Thomas Lay Flurrie, born May 1851, Mistley, Essex. A Seaman – Merchant Service.

Mother: Sarah Anne Lay Flurrie (nee Scott (1st marriage Nunn)), born 1853, Holton, Suffolk – died 1887, Mistley, Essex.


On the 6th March 1910, at The Register Office, Ipswich, 27 year old, Thomas, a Bargeman, married 21 year old, Ellen Maud Green, born 1888, Ipswich. Both of Fisk’s Court, Lower Orwell Street, Ipswich.

They had 3 children:

Thomas John E. Green Flurrie, born December 1906, Ipswich.

Ethel Maud Green Flurrie, born 1908, Ipswich – died 1918, Ipswich.

Ellen Margaret Flurrie, born August 1910, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen Maud Flurrie – widow.


Thomas is remembered on the Great Eastern Railway war memorial, Liverpool Street, London.

Extra information courtesy of Keith Barker – Great Eastern Railway Society

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