Carpenter, T J
THOMAS JAMES CARPENTER
Remembered with honour Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery: Plot II, Row K, Grave 26.
He enlisted in Paddington, London, 9 December 1915, for the Duration of the War: a boot relief manager aged 23, 6′ tall, married, of Watford. He was promoted to Acting Corporal 20 August 1916, to Sergeant 30 September 1916, and embarked Folkstone, Kent, 5 October 1916. He was wounded 21 August 1917, a gun-shot wound to the leg, and died of his injury next day. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals.
Son of Mary Ann (nee COXFORD) and the late William Thomas CARPENTER; husband of Elizabeth (nee DICKENS) CARPENTER of Watford.
His parents married 1892 in the Hampstead, London, district. William died 1907 in the Hendon, Middx, district aged 41; Mary died 1949 in the Willesden, London, district aged 80.
Thomas was born 1895 in Willesden, and baptised 15 May 1895 at St Augustine’s, Kilburn, London. He married 27 September 1914 at the Wesleyan Church, Watford; they had one child. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Willesden, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a baker aged 16, he still lived in Willesden, with his widowed mother and four siblings.
Unit169th Siege Battery
Date of death22/08/1917
Age at death22
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)