Worboys, Thomas

Worboys, Thomas 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:                               Labour Corps

Rank:                                      Private

Regimental Number:              481159

Date of Enlisting:                    3.1.1916

Date of death:                         4th quarter 1947

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Thomas enlisted on 3rd January 1916.  Nothing is known of his military history but from the 1918 Absent Voters Roll he is listed as being a private with the 433rd Agricultural Co, Labour Corps.  The agricultural companies were formed from soldiers who were no longer fit for frontline combat duties. Their task was to work the land as there were major labour shortages due to the war and food production was vital.  This implies that Thomas had been wounded but we have no records for this.  Thomas survived the War and died in the 4th quarter 1947.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                2nd quarter 1883

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      Not known

 

Thomas was born at Ashwell, Hertfordshire in the 2nd quarter 1883, the third son of George and Martha (nee Lee) Worboys.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.  Before enlisting Thomas was a brewery drayman.

Thomas married Eleanor (surname not known) in about 1907. They had two children, Ethel Evelyn born 24th March 1908 and Hector Donald born 23rd August 1910.

Thomas died in the 4th quarter 1947.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:Thomas Worboys
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:4th quarter 1947
Enlistment Place:Not known
Rank:Private
Regiment:Labour Corps
Battalion:433rd Agricultural Company
Regimental Number:481159
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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