Щ Understood from relatives to have been in 12 Bn Y & L (Sheffield City Battalion), although 12 Y & L archivist has not been able to verify this and it has not been possible to find out his service number at that time. He was wounded and afterwards transferred to 262594 Dvr R.A.S.C. 27/11/1916 transferred to clerical duties. When he came home on leave, his wife put a tub of hot water outside so he could scrub out all the lice. It is also remembered that as he was Hathersage Church choirmaster, he organised Church Parades for Officers and their wives, and ended up doing other entertainments for them. There is a group photograph of him captioned “Offence Section RASC Records. Roneu (Rouen?). France 6-4-1919”.  b 1888 Leam, Eyam Woodlands. 1911C at Leam a gardener. (See article & photo p52 WHW2W). Brother of George Thomas above. He laid the new ‘Lawrence’ Bowling Green grass surface in 1935.