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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) died 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, Hampton Wick.

Thomas Elliman’s birth was registered in the second quarter of 1877. He was born in Teddington. In the 1911 Census he 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 which Thomas subsequently occupied with his wife, according to the CWGC entry. Earlier Census entries, in 1891 and 1901, show the family living at 2 Collinson Cottages, Victory Road, Teddington with his father John Elliman, a wine merchant’s porter.

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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