Private Thomas Eames

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Date of Birth


Date of Death

Jun 1935

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

United Kingdom

Place of Death

United Kingdom

Grave Location

United Kingdom

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Thomas Eames was born in Sundon, Bedfordshire in 1889 to John & Emma.

In 1911 Thomas is 23 years old & working as a farm labourer. His brother Arthur, 28 & also a farm labourer is now head of the household as both their parents have died. Living in Sundon with them are sister Annie, 30, housekeeper to her brothers & their 4 year old niece Minnie Blackaby.

Thomas joined the Bedfordshire Regiment on the outbreak of war & was sent to France. In November 1916 Thomas was injured in the arm & sent home where he had his arm amputated just above the elbow.

Roehampton Hospital in south London was known as “the human repair factory” due to the work they were doing for soldiers that had lost limbs due to the fighting. The men were not only given prosthetic limbs, they were taught how to use them & to prepare themselves for civilian life. In June 1917 Thomas was waiting for his appointment to attend the hospital.

Thomas survived the war. He died in June 1935.

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Author: KarenC

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