Remembered with honour Vimy Memorial.
He attested 2 July 1915 in Winnipeg, Manitoba: a warehouseman aged 23, 5’7½” tall, C of E, his next-of-kin his mother of Winnipeg. He was killed in action.
There is an article about Thomas in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 8 June 1918; plus an article in the Winnipeg Evening Tribune undated.
Son of Susan (nee DOVER) and the late John CARTWRIGHT.
His parents married 13 September 1884 at Sts Peter and Paul, Tring, Herts. John died 1908 in the Hemel Hempstead, Herts, district aged 51, and was buried 19 December in Tring Cemetery. Susan with Thomas’ siblings emigrated 26 April 1912 aboard the Allen Line Virginian from Liverpool to Quebec, Canada; and she possibly died 15 May 1939 in St B [!], Manitoba.
Thomas was born 23 September 1891 in Tring, and baptised 10 December 1892 at Sts Peter and Paul, Tring. He sailed from Liverpool to St John’s, Nova Scotia, Canada, 15 December 1911 on the Canadian Pacific Line Empress of Britain, a seaman(?) aged 21.
On the 1901 Census, a scholar aged 9 he lived in Tring, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a coachman on a farm aged 19, he still lived in Tring, with his widowed mother and five siblings.
Unit78th Battalion, Manitoba Regiment
Date of death19/11/1916
Age at death25
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)