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1885 - 1916


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1887 - 1916


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1894 - 1916


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1897 - 1916


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Pte 36764 Thomas Christopher Jervis

  • Age: 19
  • From: Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn
  • D.O.W Wednesday 9th August 1916
  • Commemorated at: Danzig Alley Cem, Mametz
    Panel Ref: IV.N.4

Thomas Christopher Jervis was born in the March quarter of 1897 in Liverpool the son of Christopher and Mary Ann (nee Thomas) of 15 St Jude’s Place, Liverpool. He was baptised in St. Jude the Apostle on 18th January 1897.  His parents were living at 9 court, 2 House, Low Wood Street; his father's occupation is labourer. They had married on the 2nd December, 1889 at St Simon C. of E. Church in Liverpool. Mary Ann was born in 1869 and was the daughter of John and Mary Thomas. She was baptised on the 6th February, 1870 in Liverpool.

The 1901 Census shows the family living at 42 Lowwood Street, Liverpool.

The father Christopher is aged 33, born 1868 and is a wood machinist, his wife Mary Ann is aged 30, born 1871 and they have three children, Emma Jane aged 11, born 1890, Sarah Alice aged 7, born 1894 and Thomas Christopher aged 4, born 1897.

The 1911 Census shows the family living at 15 St Jude’s Place, Liverpool. 

The father Christopher now aged 43, born 1868 is a Sawyer’s labourer (furniture) and was born in Liverpool as was his wife Mary Ann aged 42, born 1869 and their remaining siblings. They have been married for 22 years and have thirteen children of which six had died. Emma aged 20, born 1891 and working in a mineral factory, Sarah aged 16, born 1895 a domestic servant, Thomas aged 14, born 1897 is a Sawyer’s labourers, Elizabeth aged 8, born 1903, Margaret aged 5, born 1906, Harriet aged 2, born 1909 and Christopher born 1911. They also have boarders living at the property Alice Blake a charwoman aged 49, born 1862 and her three children Annie, aged 14, born 1897, Lily aged 7, born 1904 at school and Joseph aged 2, born 1909.

(The vagaries of Census records show years of birth changing from 1901 to 1911 for several family members and Mary Ann Jervis is named as Margaret on the 1911 Census Record. It is certain that her name has been input wrong as the census shows they have been married for 22 years which corroborates the date of the Jervis marriage. Thomas Christopher Jervis is also shown as Thomas E Jervis on Census records with both 1901 and 1911 showing the same year of birth, with the 1911 Census showing the Initial E after his christian name only.)

He enlisted in Liverpool and was serving in the 17th Battalion of The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 36764 when he died of wounds on the 9th August, 1916 aged 19. during the Somme offensive.

He now lies in Dantzig Alley Cemetery, Mametz, France where his headstone includes the initial E. We have contacted the CWGC who have kindly accepted that his second name was Christopher and have arranged for the headstone to be amended accordingly .

 

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(103 Years this day)
Thursday 20th September 1917.
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Thursday 20th September 1917.
Pte 57421 James Faulds Hunter
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Thursday 20th September 1917.
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29 years old

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Thursday 20th September 1917.
Pte 17888 Benton Madeley
29 years old

(103 Years this day)
Thursday 20th September 1917.
L/Cpl 27377 David William Vaughan
26 years old

(103 Years this day)
Thursday 20th September 1917.
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24 years old

(103 Years this day)
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Rifleman 26156 Leo Phillips
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A total of 16 Pals where killed on this day. View All