|Kings Own Scottish Borderers||23596 & 5075||2/5th Battalion|
Thomas and his brother George were the sons of William and Sarah Shipston (Shipstone). William was a Crich grocer who died in March 1877, aged forty-three, when his children were still very young.
Born in 1877, Thomas worked as a stonemason before serving in the forces.
Application for Discharge of a Recruit as not likely to become an Efficient Soldier
2/5 KOSB 23596 (crossed out) 5075 Shipstone Thomas T
Aged 39 years but looks 10 years older;
A list of medical terms – not attributable to military service
Discharge recommended 15/5/16, Chelmsford
He is buried in St Mary's churchyard.
Photo courtesy Simon Johnson
Thomas Shipston's brother George Shipston is also on the Roll of Honour.
RG11 piece 3414 folio 182 page 5
|Sarah||Shipston||Head (wdr)||59||Own means||Pentrich|
|Anne||Scarf||visitor (wdw)||35||Infant teacher||Brighton|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 23 page 37
|Ina Alicia||Scarff||visitor (wdw)||49||Elementary School Teacher||Brighton|
RG14PN20983 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED12 SN53