Thomas Leonard Cromwell

Corporal Thomas Leonard Cromwell is listed as L Cromwell on St Peters Memorial serving in the Kings Liverpool.

There is no one listed as L Cromwell on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission .There is a T.Leonard Cromwell on the Halewood memorial.

According to the Soldiers Who died in the Great War 1914-1919 database Thomas Leonard Cromwell Residence Hunts Cross was killed in Action and born in Grassendale Liverpool.

Thomas Leonard Cromwell born 1890 baptized 29th June 1890 at St Mary’s Cof E Church Grassendale son of Benjamin and Ann Cromwell of the Hollies Willaston Birkenhead.

In 1911 Thomas aged 20 is living with his Father Benjamin and Mother Anne and 2 brothers Sydney and John along with parent’s grandson Leslie. Thomas is employed as a Clerk in Banking and Family is living at Greenbank, Higher Road Hunts Cross.

According Thomas Leonard Cromwell service record he had been living in his Father’s house in Woolton. He was home from 3rd September 1914 – 6th November 1915.   And France from 7th November 1915 – 18th October 1916.   Thomas had been reported missing 28th October 1915. Thomas Promoted Lance Corporal       19 December 1915. Promoted Corporal 1st October 1916 and Father living at Weston Williston near Chester

According to the Liverpool Pals Memorial web site

Thomas enlisted on the 3rd September, 1914 in Liverpool and was aged 24 years and sixty days, and he gave his occupation as a Clerk. He was 5 foot 5 and quarter inches tall, weighed 122lbs, of fresh complexion, had grey eyes, brown hair and gave his religion as Church of England.

18.09.15: Appointed unpaid Lance Corporal. 06.11.15: Appointed paid Lance Corporal. 07.11.15: Embarked for France.21.08.16: Appointed Corporal.

He is also commemorated on Halewood Civic Memorial, Willaston Civic Memorial, Willaston Royal British Legion, St Hilda’s C. of E. Church, Hunts Cross, St Nicholas’ C. of E. Church, Halewood, and Victoria Schools, Grassendale

.Probate, effects of £154 6s 7d to Father Benjamin Cromwell

Thomas’s pension to father Benjamin Cromwell living at Weston Williston near Chester.

 Corporal Thomas Leonard Cromwell serial number 16706 served in the 18th Bn Kings Liverpool Regiment (2nd Liverpool Pals) Died on 18th October 1916 aged 26.

Corporal Thomas Leonard Cromwell Remembered with Honour. Thiepval Memorial

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