Coleshill Remembers World War 1
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Entry for Private Thomas Dabbs
11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
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Thomas James Dabbs was born in Coleshill in December 1892. In 1901 Private Dabbs was living at 97 High Street with his parents Thomas and Jane, and by 1911 was working as a baker. He enlisted in 1915 into the 11th battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, service number 12639, and was killed in action on 16 July 1916. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.
By 1911, the census shows that Thomas' father had died and he was living in Coleshill with his widowed mother, sister Florence and younger brother George.
Coleshill Chronicle 12th August 1916 Private Thomas James Dabbs, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was killed in action on July 16th, in France. Intimation from the War Office was received during the week. Private Dabbs enlisted soon after the war commenced, and was formerly employed with Mr Thomas Upton, baker, Coleshill.
Coleshill Chronicle 17th July 1920 DEATHS IN MEMORIAM DABBS – In loving memory of Private Thomas James Dabbs, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, killed in action July 16th, 1916. Gone, but not forgotten by his Brother and Sister.