Other names: Thomas Edward Guy
Locations in this story: Highgate, LondonChelsea, LondonMotcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetArdley, OxfordshireShaftesbury, DorsetSalisbury, WiltshireIslington, London
Story: Thomas Edward Guy Mead was born in Highgate, London, on 14 Oct 1888 and baptised at Christ Church, Chelsea, London, on 6 Jan 1889 the son of Thomas Arthur Mead and Kate Mead (nee Coward). Thomas spent his early life in Islington, London and later at The Street, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where he was living with his Uncle (his mother's brother). By 1911 he had moved to Ardley Hall, Ardley, Oxfordshire, where he was employed as a Footman. He enlisted and served with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 48482). There are no other military records other than those indicated on the Absent Voter List of 1918/1919. He had married Mabel Emily Beatrice Sams as recorded in the Shaftesbury, Dorset, Registry in 1916. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living in Shorts Green Lane, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Lorry Driver in the Wholesale Milk Trade. His death was recorded in the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1953.