Shaftesbury viewed from the south

Thomas Mansfield

Surname: Mansfield
Other names: Thomas
Other people in this story:
William Charles Mansfield
Mary Elizabeth Mansfield née Stone
Emma Mansfield née Lloyd
Charles Stone Mansfield
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Watford, Hertfordshire
Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey.

Thomas Mansfield was born on 8 Nov 1871 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of William Charles Mansfield and Mary Elizabeth Mansfield (née Stone). By 1891 his family had moved to Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey and from there he had enlisted with the 3rd Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment on 14th November 1892, later transferring to the Territorial Force on 7th April 1908, and was discharged on 6th August 1911 to the Reserves (Service No. 57). He was embodied at the outbreak of war on 26th August 1914 and rejoined his Regiment. He served in India, eventually holding the rank of Lance Sergeant. He was discharged on the 19th May 1916 having completed his full period of service. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals along with the Territorial Force War Medal. He had married Emma Lloyd at St. Lukes Church, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey,  on 5 Sep 1899 and was living in the area until 1911 when he was recorded as residing at 34 Kensington Avenue, Watford, Hertfordshire. He remained at this address up to at least the 1921 Census then by the 1939 Register he had moved to 30 Woodland Drive, Watford, Hertfordshire, where he was described as a Railway Accountant's Clerk (Retired) as well as being an ARP Warden. He died in Watford in 1949.   His brother, Charles Stone Mansfield (b.1860), served with the Royal Defence Corps during the conflict. Source: Compiled from earlier research by Ken Baxter.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Charles Stone Mansfield