Private Thomas Wales

Private Thomas Wales

Thank you to Bernice Forsyth and Mary Day from Capel Local History Group for allowing Dorking Museum to publish their research.

Thomas was born in Capel in 1884 to Edwin and Jane Wales who lived in Elm Cottages, Capel. Edwin was employed as a general labourer.

Thomas enlisted into the first battalion of the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment at Guildford. He was still living in Capel and like his father was working as a general labourer.

Thomas, aged 33 years, was killed in action on the 23rd of April, 1917. He has no known grave. His name is inscribed on the Arras Memorial.

Born                             Capel, Surrey
Lived                            Capel, Surrey

Son of                          Edwin and Jane Wales

Enlisted                        Guildford, Surrey

Regiment                      1st Battalion, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment
Number                        S/682

Place of Death              France
Date of Death               24th April 1917
Cause of Death             Killed in Action

Age                               33

Memorial                     Arras Memorial, France