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1885 - 1916


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1887 - 1916


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1894 - 1916


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Pte 22247 Thomas Pemberton Saul

  • Age: 27
  • From: Preston, Lancs
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 20th Btn
  • D.O.W Wednesday 9th August 1916
  • Commemorated at: St Sever Cem, Rouen
    Panel Ref: B.28.17

Thomas Pemberton Saul was born on the 29th June, 1899 in Preston and was the son of Robert and Mary Jane. Saul, of Preston and the husband of Amy Saul, of 50, Grafton St., Preston. He was a former reserve team player for Preston North End. He married Amy (nee Howard) on the 7th April, 1915 at Christ Church, Preston. After marriage they lived at 50 Grafton Street, Preston.


The 1911 Census shows the family living at 38 New Road, Higher Walton, Walton-Le -Dale.  

The father Robert aged 48, born 1863 occupation Cotton Weaving Manager and was born in Preston as were all his children. His wife Mary Jane aged 46, born 1865 has no occupation listed and was born in Leyland, Lancashire. They have been married for 24 years and have six children. Beatrice aged 23, born 1888 is a cotton weaver, Thomas Pemberton aged 22, born 1889 is an Architect’s clerk with the County Council, Frank aged 20 born 1891 is a clerk with the County Council, Harold Banister aged 16, born 1895 is also a clerk for a hot water engineer, Gladys aged 14, born 1897 is a cotton weaver and Norman aged 11, born 1900 is at school.

Amy was born in 1891 and was employed as a postal and telegraph clerk. She was the daughter of Amos and Alice Howard of 24 Grafton Street Preston (1911 Census.) During the war she had volunteered as a nurse.

He enlisted on the 5th November, 1914 in Liverpool and gave his age as 25 years and his occupation as a surveyor. He was five feet five and half inches tall, weighed 132lbs, had a fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair and gave his religion as Church of England.

He was serving in the 20th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 22247, during the attack on the village of Guillemont on the 30th July, 1916 and was wounded with a gunshot wound to the shoulder and was transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station on the same day and died of his wounds at No. 10 General Hospital, Rouen on the 9th August, 1916 aged 27.

He now lies in St sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.

He is also commemorated on the War Memorial, Christ Church, Preston.

Probate on his estate was on the 26th September, 1916 to his widowed wife Amy of £107 and 6s.

We currently have no further information on Thomas Pemberton Saul, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

His brothers Frank and Harold also served in the Liverpool “Pals”












 

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26 years old

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Thursday 20th September 1917.
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A total of 16 Pals where killed on this day. View All