Although the paper reports his death and says he was serving with the
Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, CWGC lists his as serving with 2nd Dragoons
(Royal Scots Greys).. Soldiers Died does not list him at all.
The funeral of Sgt Maj Thomas, Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, took place on
Saturday 23rd January 1915. He had died at Cheltenham the week before
(apparently reported in Wilts Times 23 January). After his body had been
brought from Cheltenham, it was placed in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry HQ
in London Road before being taken to the cemetery in a glass sided hearse.
The coffin was of polished elm.
Wilts Times 31 January 1915
Ralph Thomas’ widow, Mabel, died 6 March 1978 (Headstone Chippenham