ROUTLEDGE Thomas James

Category: Military
Rank: Driver
Regiment or Ship: Royal Field Artillery (T)
Service Number(s): 905757
Occupation: Assistant Butcher
Date of Birth: 1890
Place of Birth: Peckham, London
Date of Death: 1944
Place of Death: Hastings registration districtAddress: 106 Windsor Road, Bexhill

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Family Information

Parents: Sidney Routledge, b. 1865 in Kentish Town, and Annie Routledge (nee Humphreys).   W0267 ROUTLEDGE Sidney James

Siblings:

John Sidney Routledge, b. 1888 in Peckham.

Henry Percival Routledge, b. 1889 in Peckham.

Blanche Routledge, b. 1893 in Peckham.

Ella Routledge, b. 1896 in Peckham.

Winifred Routledge, b. 1898 in Peckham.

Robin Routledge, b. 1900 in Bexhill.   W0268 ROUTLEDGE Robin Coghill H.

Hilda Routledge, b. 1904 in Bexhill.

Gwynne Routledge, b. 1906 in Bexhill.

In 1901 Sidney, Annie, and family were living at 68 Windsor Road but by 1911 had moved to 62 Windsor Road, and Sidney’s occupation was paperhanger.

Spouse: Thomas married Mary Duffy (1886-1944) in 1913 in the Battle area and moved from 62 to 106 Windsor Road.

First World War Experience

By 21st November 1914 Thomas had enlisted in the Armed Forces and was posted to 6th Sussex Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Amongst so many other service records his did not survive the bombings of WW2 so we only know that Thomas received both the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

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