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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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1883 - 1918
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Pte 50273 Thomas Sculley

  • Age: 35
  • From: Blackburn
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 20th Btn
  • K.I.A Thursday 2nd August 1917
  • Commemorated at: Menin Gate Memorial
    Panel Ref: Panel 4 & 6

Thomas Sculley was born in 1882 at Blackburn and was the son of Richard and Priscilla Sculley.

The 1901 Census shows the family living at William Hopwood Street, Blackburn.

The father Richard aged 47, born 1844 is a cotton carder who was born in Ireland. His wife Priscilla is aged 47, born 1844 no occupation and born in Blackburn as were all their children. They have been married for thirty three years and had eleven children of which four died.Mary Ellen aged 22, born 1869, Priscilla aged 21, 1870, Louisa aged 14, born 1877, Annie aged 12, born 1879 and Peter aged 10, born 1881 are all employed as cotton weavers, Thomas aged 8, born 1883 and Joseph aged 6, born 1895 are both scholars.

By the time of the 1911 Census the mother Priscilla is a widow aged 66 and is a domestic housekeeper, and Louisa and Thomas both cotton weavers are they only children living with her at 74 Cumberland St Blackburn.  

He enlisted in Blackburn and was formerly 37998, East Lancashire Regiment and serving in the 20th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 50273 when he was killed in action on the 2nd August, 1917 aged 35 during the Third Battle of Ypres.


He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

He is also commemorated on the Blackburn Roll of Honour.

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

Killed On This Day.

(102 Years this day)
Saturday 10th August 1918.
Lance Corporal 30546 Charles Harold Fairclough
33 years old