Born: 13th March 1880, Hampstead, Middlesex.

Baptism: 6th June 1880, at St. Saviour, Hampstead, Middlesex; parents: Sarah & Richard Lilley – Gardener. Address: 1, Lower Lawn Road, Hampstead.

Died: 20th October 1914; age 34; KiA.

Enlistment Details: Location: Hampstead; Date: 22nd April 1912; Occupation: Carpenter.

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 5529

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, ‘F’ Battery.


Grave Reference:

Panel 5 & 9.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Sarah Lilley of St. John Mission Hall, Hampstead, London; husband of Charlotte May Goffin (formerly Lilley), of ‘Ruffiji’ Broughton Street, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia.




1881   1, Lower Lawn Road, St. John’s, Hampstead, Middlesex.


Thomas was a year old and living with his parents & sisres.

Richard Lilley, 37, a gardener, born Great Baddock, Essex.

Sarah Ethel Lilley (nee Tingey), 31, born Belmondsey, Middlesex.

Ellen Elizabeth Lilley, born Hampstead.

Mary Ann Lilley, 3, born Hampstead.


Thomas’s father, Ricahrd Lilley, died 1894, Hampstead, Middlesex.


In 1908, Ipswich, Thomas married Charlotte May Bullard, born 1876, Ipswich. They had 1 daughter:

Ena Maud Lilley, born April 1914, Ipswich.

Thomas is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.

Royal Horse Artillery, ‘F’ Battery:



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