Rank: Private
Service Number:24377.
Regiment: 8th Bn. Cheshire Regiment
Killed In Action Sunday 9th April 1916
Age 32
County Memorial Runcorn area
Commemorated\Buried Basra Memorial
Grave\Panel Ref: Panel 14 and 62.

Thomas's Story.

Thomas was born on 6th April 1884 to Phiillip and Sarah Antrobus of Runcorn. 

In 1911 he was still living with his paremts and a number of siblings at 15 King Street and listed as a labourer at a chemical works. 
William (4), Job  (38), Charlotte (18), and Grand children Mary Ellen Antrobus (15) Job Antrobus (13) and Thomas (11). 

In 1912 he married Sarah Ellem Ellis and had two children, Hild born 30th June 1915 and Jane born 31st july 1913
Hilda would marry Ernest Hayes in July 1936 and moved to Warrington, died May 1985. 

The family were living at 21 Cooper Street, Runcorn when Thomas was reported as missing and his death was accepted in 1917, with his date of his death given as 9th April 1916 in Iraq. 

There is no write of him or mention of his deat in the Runcorn papers for this period. 

Compiled by Graeme Ainsworth