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 William Albert “Will” Thomas

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William Albert “Will” Thomas

Birth
Death 12 Dec 1966 (aged 70)
Burial St Briavels, Forest of Dean District, Gloucestershire, England
Memorial ID 73700376 View Source
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Will Thomas grew up on The Common in St. Briavels in a family of about 13 Brothers and Sisters. He later purchased "Laurel Cottage" on The Common where he had his own family, three boys, George, Arthur and Albert and two Daughters Brenda and Joan. He married Edith Dibden, who was originally from Pembrokeshire but moved to The Common. St. Briavels and lived at The Rocks. Will saw combat with the 14th Kings Hussars (a cavalry regiment) in World War 1. Upon returning from the war, Will worked in the pits and was allowed the designation as a Freeminer and allowed the right to mine a gales. He died from black lung disease (Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis) and hard work.

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Aged 70 years


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  • Created by: skydancr
  • Added: 21 Jul 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 73700376
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/73700376/william-albert-thomas : accessed ), memorial page for William Albert “Will” Thomas (16 Oct 1896–12 Dec 1966), Find a Grave Memorial ID 73700376, citing St. Mary the Virgin Churchyard, St Briavels, Forest of Dean District, Gloucestershire, England ; Maintained by skydancr (contributor 47128384) .