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Thomas John Elliman

Rank: Private

Lifetime: 1877-1917

Reference: 18939

Private Thomas John Elliman (18939) of 7th Battalion of The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) was killed in action on 29 September 1917. He is buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery. He is not listed on the Hampton Wick War Memorial but his Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry refers to him as the husband of Florence E Elliman of 37 School House Lane, which was then within the postal district of Hampton Wick.

Thomas Elliman’s was born in Teddington on 24 October 1877. According to the his biographical details in his entry in the Online WW1 War Memorial for Teddington, he was baptised on 18 November 1877 at Christ Church, Teddington. Census entries, in 1891 and 1901, show Private Elliman and his family living at 2 Collinson Cottages, Victory Road, Teddington with his father John Elliman, a wine merchant’s porter. In the 1911 Census Private Elliman is recorded as living, aged 33, with his widowed mother, Sarah Ann (61), and his younger siblings: Arthur Samuel (28), a labourer, and Laura Eliza (25), a domestic servant. Thomas was employed as a sewage farm labourer. The Elliman family was living at 37 School House Lane.

According to his entry on the Online War Memorial for Teddington, he was employed by Teddington Urban District Council and he married Florence Ellen Duke in 1913. After their marriage Thomas and his wife lived at 37 Schoolhouse Lane, according to the CWGC entry.

He is commemorated on the Teddington War Memorial and has an entry on the Online WW1 War Memorial for Teddington.

The first phase of this Project is to gather information about the men commemorated on the Hampton Wick War Memorial who fought in the Great War, also known as World War I, WWI or the First World War.

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