(photo of Tom as a cadet)
Born: 1894, Ipswich.
Died: 16th January 1916; age 22; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 16039
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Pas de Calais,
Uncle to HAROLD COWLES.
1901 21, Handford Cut, Ipswich.
Thomas was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings. He was recorded with his father’s surname.
Isaac Cranfield, 41, a Merchant Sailor, born Burnham, Essex.
Rosa Cranfield (nee Cowles), 28, born Wymondham, Norfolk.
Gertrude Maud Cowles Cranfield, 13, a General Domestic, born Wymondham.
Mary Ann Cowles Cranfield, 6, born Ipswich.
1911 21, Handford Cut, Ipswich.
Thomas was 17 years old, Jobbing Work. He was living with his widowed father & sister.
Isaac, 47, a Dock Labourer – Corn Merchants.
Mary, 15, a Domestic Servant – Boarding Housekeeper.
Thomas’s mother Rosa Cranfield died, December 1901, Ipswich.
Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion: