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Born: 14th January 1911, Ipswich.
Died: 25th September 1943; age 32; MPK.
Residence: 24, Hossack Road, Ipswich.
Occupation: a General Labourer.
Rank: Seaman; Service Number: LT/JX259314.
Regiment: Royal Navy Patrol Service, H.M.Trawler ‘Franc Tireur’
Panel 12. Column 1.
Service held at the memorial 2018.
1911 7, Steam Mill Place, Pottery Street, Ipswich.
Thomas was 3 months old and living with his parents & brothers.
Frederick Alfred Tye, 31, a General Labourer, born 22, Chenery Street, Ipswich.
Elizabeth Maud Tye (nee Pollard), 23, born Ipswich.
Frederick Tye, 2, born Ipswich.
Ernest William Tye, 1, born Ipswich.
In 1931, Ipswich, Thomas married Ethel May Warnes, born May 1914, Ipswich – daughter of Harry William Warnes, a general labourer, and Emma Warnes (nee Fenn), of Ipswich.
They had 6 children.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
Thomas was a General Labourer. He was living with Ethel and their 4 children at the family home – 24, Hossack Road, Ipswich.
Thomas is also remembered on the war memorial at the Town Hall, Ipswich.
Launched in May 1916, H.M. Trawler ‘Franc Tireur’ was built by Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Shelby, UK). She was commissioned in 1941 by the Admiralty. H.M. Trawler ‘Franc Tireur’ (Acting Lieutenant Commander Leslie Rawson Greenwood) was torpedoed South of number 52 buoy, Harwich, Essex by the German motor torpedo boat S-96.