No.242630, Private, Thomas Edward FLACK
1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Forester (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Thomas Edward Flack was born in Rede (3rd qtr 1887 Thingoe 4a:673) son of Aaron and Frances FLACK (née POTTER)
1891 census...Aged 3, he was at The Drift, Rede with his father Aaron FLACK  farm labourer born Horringer; his mother Frances  born Risby; brother William  farm labourer; sisters Ada , Maud  and Lily [9 months]. All the childrenn were born in Rede
1901 census...Aged 13, a farm labourer, he was at The Croft, Rede with his parents; brother Sidney  ; sister Lily  and his niece Daisy . The children all born in Rede
1911 census...Aged 23, a horseman on farm, he was at The Croft, Rede with his parents and brother Sidney (farm labourer). His mother had lost one of her 6 children.
On the pension card his mother was at The Croft, Rede.
His brother Sidney was killed in France in 1918 see here
The battalion attacked Fosse 3 De Lieven. Due to uncut wire, very heavy machine gun fire and snipers in every building, the attack failed
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