Biography of Private John Thomas Tory, (29745)
2nd/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Died 24th September 1917


  • Name: John Thomas Tory
  • Date of birth: 1898
  • Place of Birth: Spalding, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: April – May 1898
  • Place of Birth Registration: Spalding, Lincolnshire, England

  • Name: Christopher Tory
  • DOB: 1869
  • Place of Birth: Holbeach Hurn, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farmer


  • Name: Mary Annie Grange
  • DOB: 1869
  • Place Of Birth: Fleet, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1890 Holbeach District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Ethel Mary Grange, 1889, Fleet (Half sister)
  • Annie Tory, 1891, Gedney Hill
  • Mabel Ellen Tory, 1892, Gedney Hill
  • George Henry Tory, 1894, Spalding (Died 1896)
  • John Thomas Tory, 1898, Spalding
  • Eliza Jane Tory, 1901, Spalding
  • Florence Susannah Tory, 1904, Burton Pedwardine


  • 1901: John is living with his parents at 15 Marsh Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: John is living with his parents in Baston, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 13 and he is listed as being at school.
Relatives in services

  • None found

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

Newspaper Mentions

  • War Office Weekly Casualty List October 23rd 1917
    ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENTTory 29745 J. T. (Peterborough)

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private John Thomas Tory, 29745 2nd/8th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment was killed in action on 24th September 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.
Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Mother Annie


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Baston, Roll of Honour in St John the Baptist Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private J Tory, 29745, 2nd/8th Bn, Royal Warwickshire Regiment who died on 24 September 1917.
  • Remembered with honour, Brown’s Copse Cemetery, Roeux.
  • Grave IV. B. 53.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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