Proffitt, Thomas David

Thomas David Proffitt was born in Rhyl, Flintshire in 1879.

The 1891 Census shows that the family lived at 44 Well Road, Rhuddlan, Flintshire.  The head of the family was John Proffitt aged 45, who was employed as a Bricklayer.  His wife Mary Proffitt aged 47 and their three children – John Edward Proffitt aged 15, a Printers Apprentice, Thomas David Proffitt aged 12 and Elizabeth Anne Proffitt aged 8 years.

In April 1899 Thomas married Lucy Hughes and they lived at 7 Mostyn Street, Llandudno, Caernarfonshire, where he was employed as a Tailor. They had five children – Gwladys Olwen Proffitt, Ceridwen Proffitt, John Proffitt, Alice Proffitt and Eliza Proffitt.  The family returned to the Rhyl area and lived at 111 Wellington Road, Rhyl, Flintshire.

Thomas David Proffitt initially enlisted with the Border Regiment as Private No. 33827 and later transferred to the Labour Corps.

He is also remembered on a Remembrance Plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire and on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for Thomas David Proffitt at the County Archives, Hawarden, Flintshire, which was completed on 5 September 1919 by his wife Lucy Proffitt.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Rhyl Memorial

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