F. W. Thurgood
Service no. G/1529
Private, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), 8th Battalion
Killed in action on 25 September 1915, aged about 20
Remembered at Loos Memorial, France
National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918
THURGOOD, F. W., Pte., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).
Mobilised at the outbreak of war he immediately proceeded to France, and fought gallantly in the Retreat from Mons, and in the Battles of the Marne and Aisne. He also took part in the severe fighting as Ypres, and was unhappily killed in action at Loos in September 1915. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
“He passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice.”
11, Arlesford Road, Stockwell, S.W.9.
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 Francis William Thurgood was a 16-year-old doctor’s page living at 11 Arlesford Road, Stockwell. He lived with his parents, William Francis Thurgood, 42, a night inspector for trams employed by London County Council, and Ellen Thurgood, 40. They were both originally from Terling Witham, Essex. Francis’s six siblings were:
Gertrude Gladys Thurgood, 20, and Kathleen Eunice Thurgood, 20, both dressmakers born in Peckham
Francis William Thurgood
Mildred Emily Thurgood, 14
Irene Madeline Thurgood, 12
Leslie Alfred Thurgood, 9
Muriel Lilian Thurgood, 6
One child had died. The family had 5 rooms.