Thomas Henry Bilby
- Cripplegate, London - 1884
- France and Flanders - 9 August 1916
- Died of wounds
- Served in
- Royal Field Artillery
- British War Medal & Victory Medal
- 5 Streatfield St, Burdett Rd, Limehouse, after Thomas died his wife and children moved to116 Percy Road, Canning Town
Thomas Henry's story
Thomas married Alice in 1909, and they had 4 children; Thomas William (1909-2005); Francis John (1911-1963); Edith (1913-1997) and Alice Esther (1915-1915). Thomas was a policeman with the Port of London Authority, and so he was called up in 1913-or 1914 into the British Army; he had no choice. Following his death his widow Alice received his effects valued at £9 12s 9d, and in 1920 his War Gratuity of £12 10s. There was no pension, life would have been very tough bringing up 3 children. They moved to Canning Town presumably because Alice had family living nearby
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