Flook, Thomas Edward

2 June 1893 to 24 May 1915.

War Service:
Private 3119 THOMAS EDWARD FLOOK of ‘D’ company, 15th battalion London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) was killed in action at 2am on 24 May 1915, aged 21.

He was one of three men killed when a party of men carrying trench mortar bombs to the front trench came under shell fire. He had enlisted in September 1914 and went to France on 17 March 1915. His platoon sergeant said:‘He was one of my best men, keen, willing and coolly bold.’

His grave is in Brown’s Road Military Cemetery, Festubert. He was buried by two former school fellows.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at the church of St Luke, Deptford.

He was born in Rotherhithe on 2 June 1893, the son of Joseph Thomas and Elizabeth Flook. He was educated at Deptford Park School and Christ’s Hospital, Horsham and on leaving was articled to Messrs Martin Farlow & Co, accountants.

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