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1885 - 1916


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1887 - 1916


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1894 - 1916


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Cpl 16706 Thomas Leonard Cromwell

  • Age: 26
  • From: Grassendale, Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • K.I.A Wednesday 18th October 1916
  • Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial
    Panel Ref: P&F1D8B &8 C.

Thomas Leonard Cromwell was born in 1890 in Grassendale, Liverpool and was baptised on the 29th June, 1890 at St Mary’s Church of England Church, Grassendale. He was the son of Benjamin and Ann Cromwell, of The Hollies, Willaston, near Birkenhead.

 

The 1911 Census shows the family living at Greenbank, Higher Road, Halewood, Liverpool.

The Father Benjamin is aged 62, born 1849 and is a Horticulturist and was born in Shifford, Shropshire. His wife Ann is aged 60, born 1851 in Halewood, Liverpool. They have three children all being born in Liverpool. Sydney Dawson who is a Widower aged 28, born 1883 and occupation Shipping Clerk, John Reginald aged 25, born 1886 a Joiner and Thomas aged 20, born 1891 and occupation Banking Clerk. They also have a grandson Leslie aged 4, born 1907 at the address.

He enlisted on the 3rd September, 1914 in Liverpool and was aged 24 years and sixty days, and he gave his occupation as a Clerk. He was 5 foot 5 and quarter inches tall, weighed 122lbs, of fresh complexion, had grey eyes, brown hair and gave his religion as Church of England.

18.09.15: Appointed unpaid Lance Corporal.

06.11.15: Appointed paid Lance Corporal.

07.11.15: Embarked for France.

21.08.16: Appointed Corporal.

03.09.16: Granted Proficiency Pay.

He was serving in the 18th Battalion (3rd Company, 9th Platoon), The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Corporal No 16706 when he was killed in action on the 18th October 1916 aged 26 during the Battle of the Transloy Ridges which was part of the ongoing Somme Offensive

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

He is also commemorated on Halewood Civic Memorial, Willaston Civic Memorial, Willaston Royal British Legion, St Hilda’s C. of E. Church, Hunts Cross, St Nicholas’ C. of E. Church, Halewood,  St Peter’s C. of E. Church, Woolton and Victoria Schools, Grassendale.  

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

Baptismal records show Joseph was born in 1890 and the Census records hold the year 1891.











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