Thomas Chick

Surname: Chick
Other names: Thomas
Other people in this story:
Thomas Edward Chick
Sarah Ann Chick (nee Clist)
Benjamin George Chick
Locations in this story:
Hemyock, Devon
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Quebec, Canada
Heath, Alberta, Canada
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Thomas Chick was born in Hemyock, Devon, on 22 Apr 1888 the son of Thomas Edward Chick and Sarah Ann Chick (nee Clist).  He lived his early life in Devon until, by 1911, his family had moved to Blandfords Farm, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  Thomas had found employment as a Carpenter and Wheelwright,   He emigrated from Liverpool on the SS Lake Champlain and arrived in Quebec, Canada on 7 May 1912.  He lived in Heath, Alberta, Canada, where he was described as a Farmer.  He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 12 Nov 1917 as a Private (Service No. 211287).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served or if any medals were awarded.  He died on 25 Oct 1930 and was buried in the Edmonton, Alberta, Cemetery on 27 Oct 1930.  (NB There is some evidence that he had married Lily Jackson in Alberta in 1927 but no definitive evidence has been found).

Thomas' brother Benjamin George (b.1896) also served in the war, with the Dorset Yeomanry and the Royal Engineers.


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