William H Thomas

William H Thomas attended Penarth County School.
He is either William Hugh Thomas or Hugh William Thomas
born in Liverpool the son of Capt. Hugh and Ellen Thomas. In 1911 William Hugh Thomas lived at 6 Harbour View Road with his mother Ellen, a widow, and brother John. He served in the 1st Battalion, the Welsh Guards with the rank of Corporal (service number 1598). William died of wounds on 30th April 1918 aged 20 and is buried at 1. A. 23. Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 2. or William Henry Thomas.

William was born in Cogan. In 1911 he lived at 52 Pill Street, Cogan with his parents William and Rosina Thomas, siblings Daniel, Edgar, Jennie and Arthur, uncle Edwin Dawe, cousins Violet, Ivy and Richard Dawe and grandmother Jane Davies. William served in the 50th Battalion the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) with the rank of Private (service number 130137 or 130437). He was killed in action on 27th May 1918 aged 19 and is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial.