War Service: Frederick L Thomas served as a Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy in the shore establishment H.M.S. Victory. His service number was K/3686. He died on 7th November 1915, aged 25.
Location of Memorial: He is buried in Brockley cemetery, where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.
Details: Frederick Thomas was born on 27th October 1890 at Bethnal Green.
In 1901 he was recorded living at 53 Auckland Road, Bethnal Green with his parents Frederick and Eliza. He had a brother William and five sisters Mary, Alice, Nellie, Elsie and Florrie.
He joined the navy on the 20th November 1909 for a 12 year period. He was 5ft 3 4/10 inches tall. He had auburn hair with blue eyes and a fresh complexion. He had a scar from a burn on his chest and had tattoos of ships, flags and girls on his left forearm. He served on a number of ships including Nelson, Victory II, Hampshire, Dolphin Halcyon and Minerva II.
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