Lengthorne, Thomas

Dates: [c.1895-1915]

War Service: Thomas Lengthorn served as a private in the 6th Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment and his service number was G1006. He enlisted on the 2nd September 1914 and served with the British Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders. He died on the 8th October 1915 aged 19.

Location of Memorial: Thomas Langthorne is remembered locally on the St Pauls, Deptford WW1 War Memorial

Details: Thomas was born c1895 in Deptford to Thomas and Elizabeth Lengthorne of 47 Raleigh Buildings, New King Street, Deptford. He had 7 brothers; William, Frederick, Edward, Harry, Joseph, John and Richard, and a sister, Elizabeth. In 1911 he was living at 70 Deptford Green, St Nicholas Deptford and he was working as a sawyer. At the time of his enlistment he was described as being 5ft 7 ΒΌ inches tall and weighed 127lbs with brown eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion. He also had a scar on his left thumb.


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