Thomas is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.
Born: 1884, Mistley, Essex.
Died: 4th November 1914; age 30; KiA.
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.
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, 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