Lance Corporal Douglas Thick

Date of Birth c.1882
Age at Death 33
Date of Death 30 June 1916
Service Number SD/3244
Military Service 13th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment
Merton Address Kingdene Cottage, Lower Green, Mitcham
Local Memorial Mitcham War Memorial

Additional Information

Douglas Thick was the second son of the late Frederick and Martha Thick, very little is known about his parents except that Martha was widowed at an early age.

The 1891 Census reveals that Martha had been widowed and that Martha was employed as a laundress while she brought up her 2 sons, 14 year old Frederick and 8 year old Douglas. The family now resided 3 Ravensbury Cottages in Mitcham, Surrey.

According to the 1911 Census, Martha had been widowed over 40 years and was living with her youngest son Douglas at Kingdene Cottage at Lower Green in Mitcham. Douglas was now employed as a house painter.

Douglas enlisted in the Royal Sussex regiment in Croydon; his service record is not available through Ancestry. He was killed in action on the 30th June 1916. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.


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