Thomas Ellison

Thomas Ellison (1891 – 1914) was born in Woolwich but came to North School when living with his widowed grandmother at 36 North Hill and later at 4 St Peter’s Street.

Thomas joined the Royal Field Artillery and was stationed in Hampshire in 1911. From a trumpeter before the war he became a gunner, but died of his wounds in October 1914 in France. He is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery near the French-Belgian border. His headstone reads “Their glory shall not be blotted out”.

Thomas is also remembered on the St Peter’s Church roll of honour.


Sources:
1894 – 1903 Admission Register
1903 – 1913 Admission Register
1901 census
1911 census
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
CWGC