Born: 1894, Darwen, Lancashire.

Died: 26th May 1915; age 21; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Clapham Junction, London.

Date of Entry Therein: 14th March 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2874

Regiment: London Regiment, 23rd (County of London) Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panels 45 & 46.

Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Herbert James & Lillie Maria Dibble, of 15A, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.




1901   97, Richmond Road, Ipswich.


Thomas was 7 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Herbert James Dibble, 30, a Clothiers Manager, born Bridgewater, Somerset.

Lillie Maria Dibble (nee Woolley), born Monmouth, Monmouthshire.

Percy James Dibble, 4 months, born Ipswich.


1911   15A, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.


Thomas was 17 years old, a School Teacher – Borough Council. He was living with his parents.

Herbert, 41, a Clothier – Retailer – own account.

Lillie, 41.

Percy, 10.


Soldiers’ Effects to Herbert J. Dibble – father.


Thomas is also remembered on the war memorial at SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL, Ipswich, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


London Regiment, 23rd (County of London) Battalion

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