Other names: Tom William
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetHerefordNew Malden, SurreyBrighton, SussexFrance
Story: Tom William Dennis was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1879 and baptised at St. James Church on 28 Dec 1879 the son of John Dennis and Emma Jane Dennis (nee Blandford). He spent his first few years living with the family in Tan Yard Court, St. James, Shaftesbury, until the family moved to Hereford. Tom married Ruby Hilda Philips in New Malden, Surrey, on 22 Jun 1911. They went on to have one child. Tom enlisted on 2 Nov 1915 (giving his address as 102 Chestnut Grove, New Malden, Surrey) and joined the Army Service Corps (Service No. SS/21328). He rose to the rank of Corporal and served in France being eventually demobilized on 6 Feb 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He died on the 5 Sep 1937 (per the Brighton, Sussex, Registry).