T. J. Meredith
Service no. 69867
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, “B” Bty. 99th Bde.
Died on 9 September 1918 at age 23
CWGC: “Son of Thomas George and Annie Eliza Meredith, of 40 Wilcox Road, South Lambeth, London.”
Remembered at Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece
Information from the censuses
The 15-year-old Thomas Meredith, an apprentice bookbinder, born in Lambeth, lived at 21 Neptune Street, Lambeth with his parents and siblings. The family occupied 4 rooms. Thomas’s father, also called Thomas Meredith and born in Lambeth, was 37 and worked as a printer’s labourer. Annie Meredith, 35, was born in Westminster. The couple had had 8 children, 7 of them surviving and 6 appearing on the 1911 census:
Thomas Meredith, 15
Esther Meredith, 12
Annie Meredith, 10
Florrie Meredith, 8
Violet Meredith, 6
Ada Meredith, 4
George Meredith, 1 month
The five-year-old Thomas Meredith and his family were registered on the 1901 census at 39 Neptune Street, Lambeth.