Thomas Allen Mitchell

Surname: Mitchell
Other names: Thomas Allen
Other people in this story:
George Henry Ernest Mitchell
Katherine Mitchell née Gould
Mary Mitchell née Philp
Locations in this story:
Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Southampton, Hampshire
Dundee, Scotland
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury

Thomas Allen Mitchell was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 11th March 1899 and baptised at St. James' Church on 9th April 1899, the son of George Henry Ernest Mitchell and Katherine Mitchell (née Gould).  He lived his early life in the family home at 15 Bell Street, Shaftesbury.  He enlisted with the Royal Flying Corps (later the Royal Air Force) on 15th March 1917 becoming an Air Mechanic 2. (Service No. 66831).  He served in France and Flanders with the 58th Squadron until, following the end of the war, he was posted to Russia for a short period until 31 Mar 1920.  Whilst serving he married Mary Philp at St. Andrews Church, Dundee, Scotland, on 4th September 1920.  He was eventually discharged on 14th March 1925 giving 14 Avenue Road, Southampton, Hampshire, as his forwarding address.  He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals.  On the 1st February 1939 he re-enlisted in the Royal Air Force as a Corporal.  His death was recorded at the Southampton, Hampshire, Registry in 1963.


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