HIGHSTED, Thomas Henry

No.1782024, Private, Thomas Henry HIGHSTED
Aged 35
medals not known
Pioneer Corps
Died on Monday 15th June 1942

Thomas Henry Highsted was born in Stetchworth on 22nd May 1907 (Newmarket Q2-1907 3B:877), son of Thomas and Florence HIGHSTED (née BROWN).

1911 census...Aged 3, he was in Stetchworth with his father Thomas HIGHSTED [38] a joiner, born in March; his mother Florence, born Stetchworth; sister Matilda Maud [8] born in Newmarket and brother Francis George [7] born in Stetchworth.

In the 1939 register the family were at High Street, Stetchworth. Father [27-7-1875] was a carpenter/joiner; mother 8-1-1988] and Thomas was a postman. There are two closed records.

It is not known how he died, nor what medal entitlement he may have had, nor whether he had been wounded or died of illness. He died at White Lodge Hospital, Newmarket.

Thomas Highsted is buried in Stetchworth (St Peter's) Churchyard Extension

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