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Thomas Atkinson Wakefield

Biography of Lance Corporal Thomas Wakefield (15486)
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
Died 31st July 1917

Under Construction


Thomas Atkinson Wakefield

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Haconby, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth Registration:
Jul-Sept 1893

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:
William Wakefield

Father’s DOB:

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

Father’s Occupation:

Mother’s Name:
Mary Jane Atkinson

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Welbourn, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1885 Sleaford District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Mabel Wakefield, 1886, Haconby
Emily Wakefieldl, 1887, Haconby
Edith Wakefield, 1889, Haconby
William Wakefield, 1890, Haconby
Gertrude Wakefield, 1892, Haconby
Thomas Atkinson Wakefield, 1893, Haconby
Edward Wakefield, 1896, Haconby
Elizabeth Wakefield, 1897, Haconby

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

1911 Census:
Thomas is living in Falkingham with the Woodward Family as a Boarder. The census gives him an age of 17 and he is listed as a Horse man on farm.

Relatives in services:
None found

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 Lance Corporal Thomas Wakefield, 15486, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards was killed in action on 31st July 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
15 Star


Haconby, plaque in St Andrew’s Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In Memory of Lance Corporal Thomas Wakefield, 15486, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards who died on 31 July 1917.
Remembered with Honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Panel Ref: Panel 11

More information:

Thomas Wakefield

Menin Gatesm

Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.