Photograph courtesy of Jamie.


Born: 18th December 1881, Bulwer Road, Ipswich.

Died: 29th September 1915; age 33; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 27th December 1914 – France.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 3/9329

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 21.                                                                               

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Edith Gertrude M. Trenter, of 37, Victoria Street, Ipswich.



1891   78, Handford Road, Ipswich.


Thomas was 9 years old and living with his mother.

Maria Aldridge (nee Trenter), 27, a Corset Maker, born Ipswich.


1901   St. Peter’s Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands.


Thomas was 21 years old,  Soldier ranked Private for the Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion.

1911   37, Victoria Street, Ipswich.


Thomas was 29 years old, a Maltster’s Labourer. He was married & Head of the Household.

Edith, 27.

Thomas, 8.

Herbert, 6.

Stanley, 5.

Reginald, 3.

Hector, 2.

Frederick, 1.

Frances, 2 months.

& niece Ivy Potter, 2, born Ipswich.


In 1902, Ipswich Thomas married Edith Gertrude M. Potter, born 1884, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

They had 10 children:


Thomas Frank F. Trenter, born 1902, Ipswich.

Herbert Henry W. Trenter, born 1905, Ipswich.

Stanley Russell Trenter, born 1906, Ipswich.

Reginald Claude Trenter, born 1907, Ipswich.

Hector Morris Trenter, born 1909, Ipswich.

Frederick Charles Trenter, born 1910, Colchester, Essex.

Frances Gwendoline Trenter, born 1911, Ipswich.

Edna M. Trenter, born 1913 – 1914, Ipswich.

Leonard E. Trenter, born 1914 – 1915, Ipswich.

Dorothy E. Trenter, born 1915 – 1917, Ipswich.


Thomas is also remembered on the war memorial at the Presbyterian Church formerly on London Road, Ipswich.

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