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Thomas Wand

Biography of Private Thomas Wand (21543)
2nd/5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

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Thomas Wand

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Dunsby, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Jun – Sept 1894

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England



No marriage for Thomas has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
John Joseph Wand

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Morton, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Farm Labourer

Mother’s Name:
Mary Ann Grange Vickers

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1891 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
George William Wand, 1891, Bulby
Beatrice Wand, 1892, Bulby
Thomas Wand, 1894, Dunsby
Gertrude Wand, 1896, Dunsby
Eliza Wand 1897, Dunsby
Lily Wand, 1900, Dunsby
Harry Wand, 1902, Dunsby
Charles Robert Wand, 1904, Dunsby
Annie May Wand, 1907, Dunsby
Emily Wand, 1908, Dunsby
Plus 3 more whose names are unknown from 1911 census.

1901 Census:
Thomas is living with his parents in Dunsby.

1911 Census
Thomas is living with the Haresign family in Pinchbeck. The census gives him an age of 17 and he is listed as a Horseman on Farm

Relatives in services:

Newspaper Mentions:
None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private Thomas Wand, 21543, 2nd/5th Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 6th December 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
Thomas’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal


Dunsby, plaque in All Saints Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In Memory of Private Thomas Wand, 21543, 2nd/5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 6 December 1917.
Son of Mr J J Wand of Dunsby Fen, Bourne, Lincs
Remembered with Honour Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquieres
Grave Ref: II.C.7.

More information:

 Thomas Wand

Orival Wood Cemetery

Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.