previously been in the Dorsetshire Regiment with the service number 17900.
His wife was Lydia Jane (nee STRUGNELL) and in 1911 the family were living
at 10 London Road, Chippenham. There is a medal card for Thomas, as Thomas
H Carpenter, and also a record in Ireland Casualties of WW1, though of
course he was not Irish, having been born in Chippenham. Besides his
widow, he left five young children, the youngest of whom, named after him
as Thomas Henry CARPENTER, was born in 1917 but died as a very young baby.
Lydia went on to marry firstly a Mr HULBERT and then a Mr CUSS, both from
Extra details supplied by Liz Summerson