CROFT, Thomas Francis T F

Service:
Army
Rank:
Rifleman
Unit:
5th Battalion, London Rifle Brigade
Place Enlisted:
Unknown
Service Number:
1198
Home Address:
4 Pearson Close, Barnard Castle. According to Ministry of Defense records, Thomas' address on enlistment was 72 St Paul's Churchyard, London; and his address on discharge was 209 Elmhurst Mansions, Clapham, London.
Family Details:

Brother of George William Croft, who served and was killed in action, and Walter Croft and Stanley Septimus Croft, both of whom served and survived (see separate entries in the database). 

Born: 1893 in Barnard Castle

Parents: Tom Croft (born in Heslington, North Yorkshire in 1861; died November 1901) and Mary Croft (nee Abbott, born in 1863 in Hunmanby, Yorkshire).

Brothers and sisters: Tom (born 1878); Alice (born 1881 in Humanby); John Edward (born 1886 in Durham City); Ernest (born in 1889 in Startforth); George William (born 1891); Walter (born 7 March 1895 in Barnard castle); Mary E (born 1897 in Barnard Castle); Stanley Septimus (born 1 June 1899 in Barnard Castle); Nancy E (born 1901 in Barnard Castle). 

According to information received from relatives, the family lived in Hunmanby, Durham City, Startforth and latterly at 4 Pearson Terrace, Barnard Castle

 

 

 

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Death:
Unknown
Place of Death
Unknown
Cause of Death:
Unknown
Place of Burial:
Unknown
Obituary:
Unknown
Notes:

According to Ministry of Defense records, Thomas Francis enlisted into the London Rifle Brigade on 4 November 1914 and was posted to the 5th Battalion. He did overseas service with the Expeditionary Force, France, from 27 March 1915 until 6 May 1915. From 27 March 1915 he was posted to 1/5 Battalion then, from 25 June 1915, to 3/5 Battalion. He was discharged on 7 April 1916 because he ceased to fulfill Army medical requirements. 

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