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Sunday, 4 November 2018

WW1 100 Years on - George Shiner Thomas

George Shiner Thomas
Allen Cottage, Osmington
Date of Birth
Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset
Date of Death
Family Info
Son of William and Mary Ann Thomas, of Osmington, Weymouth; husband of Olive Mabel Hardy Brett, of Roman Cottage, Preston, Weymouth. He married Olive in September 1915 in Preston.
William and Mary Ann had 5 children both girls died as children and George in the war.
  • Mary Jane b. 1864
  • Elizabeth Lucy b. 1868
  • John James b.1871
  • William George b.1875
  • George Shiner b.1879

Military Information: Killed March 1917
Royal Engineers 10th Division Signal Coy Driver
Service number: 13862

Further Information:
  • Buried at PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY Malta, which is just outside of Valletta. From the spring of 1915, the hospitals and convalescent depots established on Malta and Gozo dealt with over 135,000 sick and wounded, chiefly from the campaigns in Gallipoli and Salonika.
  • Before the war he was a mason’s labourer
  • George’s widow Olive remarried in 1932 to John Hawkins a local Postman, they lived near Seven Acres in Preston. She died in 1973 aged 84 years.

1 comment:

  1. A small correction. Mary Jane Thomas, my great grandmother did not die young. She married William Henry Dubbin who was a policeman in the Dorset constabulary. At one time he was the "bobby" in Sydling, and they resided in Jasmine Cottage and finally at Allen Cottages when he had retired, where he reverted to his previous occupation as a shoemaker,I recall my grandmother telling me that her Uncle Bill brother to George Shiner Thomas, lived in either Osmington or Preston, and he trained sheepdogs for 10 guineas------if the new owner could not get on with the dog, he took the dog back, and refunded the money