Thomas Mansfield

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

Story:
Thomas Mansfield was born in 1871 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of William Charles Mansfield and Mary Elizabeth Mansfield (nee Stone). He originally enlisted with the 3rd Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment on 14 Nov 1892 later transferring to the Territorial Force on 7 Apr 1908 and was discharged on 6 Aug 1911 to the Reserves. (Service No. 57.). He was embodied at the outbreak of war on 26 Aug 1914 and rejoined his Regiment and served in India eventually holding the rank of Lance Sergeant. He was discharged on the 19 May 1916 having completed his full period of service. He was awarded the Victory and British Medals along with the Territorial Force Medal. He had married Emma Lloyd at Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, in 1900 and was living there until 1911 when he was recorded residing in Watford, Hertfordshire. He died at Watford in 1949.

(Source:) Compiled from earlier research by Ken Baxter.

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