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