Biography of Private Thomas Bean Starsmore (22854)
7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Formerly 8th Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 3rd November 1916


  • Name: Thomas Bean Starsmore
  • Date of birth: 1889
  • Place of Birth: Baston, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: October – December 1889
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: James Starsmore
  • DOB: 1849
  • Place of Birth: Baston, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Labourer on farm


  • Name: Sarah Jane Frisby
  • DOB: 6th January 1855
  • Place Of Birth: Baston, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1st July 1878 Baston, Lincolnshire , England

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

  • Walter Starsmore, 1879, Baston
  • Albert Starsmore, 1880, Baston (Died 1908)
  • Betsy Elizabeth Starsmore, 1882, Baston
  • Ruth Starsmore, 1884, Baston (Died 1884)
  • Edmund Starsmore, 1885, Baston
  • James Starsmore, 1886, Baston
  • William Starsmore, 1888, Baston
  • Thomas Bean Starsmore, 1889, Baston
  • Robert Starsmore, 1891, Baston
  • Herbert Starsmore, 1893, Baston
  • Edward Starsmore, 1895, Baston


  • 1891: Thomas is living with his parents in Deeping Roadm, Baston, Lincolnshire.
  • 1901: Thomas is living with his parents at Tavern Millstone, Baston, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Thomas is living with his parents at Baston, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 22 and he is listed as a labourer on farm.

Relatives in services

  • Thomas’ brother James also fought and were killed in WW1. He can be found on our page dedicated to the Baston War Memorial
  • Thomas’ brother William also fought but disabled out being unfit for service and died in Lincoln in 1920.


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

Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • Available

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Thomas Bean Starsmore, 22854, 7th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 3rd November 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Mother Sarah J


  • 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 Thomas Bean Starsmore, 22854, 7th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 3 November 1916
  • Remembered with honour, Thiepval Memorial
  • Pier and Face 1C.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted 28th February 1916 in Bourne, Lincolnshire
  • To the army reverse 29th February 1916
  • Mobilized 11th April 1916
  • Embarked at Folkestone 24th July 1916
  • Posted to 8th Lincolnshires 25th July 1916 at Etaples
  • Processed to the 7th Lincolnshire 19th August 1916
  • Joined the 7th Lincolnshire 19th August 1916
  • Killed in action 3rd November 1916


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed


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