Born: 19th April 1894, Harwich, Essex.

Died: 7.30am – 16th March 1919; age 25; Whilst on leave at the Patrick Stead Hospital, Halesworth, Suffolk – Influenza.

Occupation: Labourer – Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Burrell Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 21st April 1908; Age: 14 years & 11 months.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 122537

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, ‘Y’ Anti-Aircraft Battery.

Formerly 4th Essex & Suffolk R.G.A.. 1031, Corporal.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & Territorial Force Efficiency Medal.


Buried: 20th March 1919.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1901   77a, West Street, Harwich St. Nicholas, Essex.


Thomas was 7 years old and living with his parents, siblings & nephew.

Henry William Carliell, 42, a Fireman – G.E.R Steamers, born Ipswich.

Maria Susannah Carliell (nee Godbold), 40, born Laxfield, Suffolk.

Ethel Harriet Vale (nee Carliell), 20, born Ipswich.

Edith Ellen Carliell, 15, born Harwich.

Theodore Samuel Carliell, 9, born Harwich, Essex.

Anna Maria Carliell, 5, born Harwich.

Alfred Carliell Vale, 1 month, born Harwich.


1911   30, Vernon Street, Ipswich.


Thomas was 17 years old, a Labourer – Railway Company. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Maria, 54.

Theodore, 19, a Blacksmith Striker – Loco Depot Railway Company.

Anna, 15, a Shorthand Typist.


Thomas’s father, Henry William Carliell, of 77a, West Street, Harwich, died 21st February 1907, on board the S.S. ‘Berlin’ which was wrecked off the North Pier, Hook of Holland, Netherlands. Henry had regularly worked on Berlin’s sister ship S.S. ‘Amsterdam’, but when a worker was taken ill, he was asked to replace him.


On the 15th February 1918, Ipswich, Thomas married Emma Rose Hines, born 1896, Ipswich.


Thomas’s personal effects were sent from Dover to his widow at her home at Bond Street, Ipswich:

Pair of boots, 2 razors, a whistle, a pipe, and pocket mirror.


In August 1922, Mrs Carliell received her late husband’s Victory & British War medals.


Thomas’s T.E. Medal was issued to Mrs E.R. Carliell, 22, Bond Street, Ipswich on the 25th July 1924.


Thomas is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich. St Mary at Stoke Church Ipswich War Memorial.


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