The Men from Hyde – Thomas Page

Thomas Page was born in Bramber, Shermanbury in Sussex and he lived at one point in 11 Monks Road. His parents were Thomas and Elizabeth.

He joined the Kings Royal Rifle Corps and served in the South African War 1899-1902. By 1915 he had risen to the rank of Company Sergeant Major, the second highest non-commissioned rank in the infantry. He was based in the Depot, here in Winchester.  The Army records him as Service No. 9028.  He is recorded in one of the archives as having died at home in Winchester on 2nd September, 1916, but another of the records – the KRRC’s Roll of Honour held in the Peninsula Barracks museum – lists Queen Alexandra’s Hospital at Cobham near Portsmouth as his place of death.

Thomas left a widow, Alice, and children. The Army owed his family £15-10s. on his death.

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