Baldock, Thomas Agnew


Second son of Frederick Baldock and Emily Harriet Baldock, (nee Henley of St Petersburg) of Lostwithiel, Cornwall, his elder brother was Ralph Arthur Baldock (A1905-1909) who died in Warsaw in 1920 after being imprisoned by the Bolsheviks the year before. He came to Winchester from Mr. J. Douglas’ school at Godalming and in January 1915 he enlisted in the Inns of Court O.T.C., receiving his commission in the Rifle Brigade in June.

The following September he joined the 8th Battalion in France. He commanded a trench mortar battery during the Battle of the Somme and was wounded in April 1917 at the Battle of Arras, but rejoined his regiment in time to take part in the Third Battle of Ypres, where he commanded “A” Company. He died in hospital at Ypres on December 3rd 1917, of wounds received the previous day.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Baldock
  • Forenames or initials: Thomas Agnew
  • House: A
  • Years in School: 1910-1914
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Rifle Brigade
  • Date of Birth: 4th November 1896
  • Date of Death: 3rd December 1917
  • How Died: Died of wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer F3
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY. Grave III. A. 6.