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Thomas was the son of Margaret B. and George B. Black, who lived at 33 St Mary’s Road, Golder’s Green, London. He was educated at Darlington Grammar School, then Armstrong College, where he gained an MA in 1901, and an MSc in 1903. He gained his PhD in 1905 while studying in Strasbourg and went on to be Registrar at Nottingham University College between 1911 and 1915. He was married to Agnes E. D. Mackie.
Thomas joined the Nottinghamshire and Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters), 9th Battalion. He served in Gallipoli in 1915. Thomas was killed in action on 9th August 1915 aged 37.
Law Junction, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland (place of residence as entered in the 1881 Census)
5 Vane Terrace, Darlington (place of residence as entered in the 1891 Census)
36 Rothbury Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne (place of residence as entered in the 1901 Census)
60 Elbers Road, Nottingham (place of residence as entered in the 1911 Census)
Thomas is commemorated on the Helles Memorial in Turkey.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The War Graves Photographic Project
Newcastle University Archives (The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919, Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929)
UK Census Records (National Archives, available via Ancestry.co.uk)
WWI Service Records 1914 - 1920 (National Archives, available via Ancestry.co.uk)
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