Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Mavis Williams
Name / Enw: Studley, Thomas
Regiment/Catrawd: King's Shropshire Light Infantry 10th (Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry) Bn, formerly Ches. Yeo.
Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 230744, formerly 1061
Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Jerusalem Memorial
Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Panel 41.
Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
Thomas’s brother Arthur Studley’s name was put forward to be added to the Overton Memorial, I do not know why Thomas Edward’s name was not put forward or why there was no Flintshire WW1 Index card for him. I do believe that his name should be by his brothers, or as close as possible.
Thomas Edward Studley was born in 1890 (Wrexham County Borough (Wrexham) ORTN/06/17), the 2nd son of Edward Groom & Mary Elizabeth Studley (nee Lea), he was the brother of Arthur Studley who’s name was put forward to go on the Overton Memorial and if you click on his brother’s page you can read the story of his family up to the 1911 census.
I do not know where he was on the 1911 census, I have been unable to find him, so I believe that he may have been in the Army quite early.
Thomas Studley in the UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 confirms his regimental details and also tells us that he was born and resided in Overton, but enlisted in Chester. It is this source that tell us that he was previously in the Cheshire Yeomanry, Regimental number of 1061.
Thomas Studley in the UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929 tells us that the sole Legatee was his father Edward J.* who received £24 11s 11d on the 23rd September 1919 and War Gratuity of £19. It also tells us that he was presumed dead, place unknown, on or since 30th November 1917.
*Was this a clerical error? J. Instead of G.? The amount of his War Gratuity also makes me believe that he was a long serving soldier.
I cannot find his Attestation Papers, so they may have been lost in the bombing’s of WW2. If anyone has any information, photo’s or anything to add to his page please contact the website. It would be gratefully received.