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


  • Name: Thomas Atkinson Wakefield
  • Date of birth: 1893
  • Place of Birth: Haconby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth registration: July – September 1893
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: William Wakefield
  • DOB: Haconby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Place of Birth: 1855
  • Occupation: Publican


  • Name: Mary Jane Atkinson
  • DOB: 1855
  • Place Of Birth: Welbourn, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1885 Bourne 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: Thomas is living with his parents in Haconby, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Thomas is living in Folkingham 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


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

Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • 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

  • None found


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal
    15 Star


  • UK:
  • 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

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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