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Thomas William Grover (1864-1945)

Military service

Between 11/8/1881 and 10/11/1881, Thomas William Grover left his work as a baker’s assistant and served with the 97th Foot soldiers. His attestation recorded in Woolwich, London, provides the following information:

Born: Abby [sic] Parish, Hertfordshire

Religion: C of E

Age: 19 years 1 month [He was in fact 16]

Height 5' 9¼''

Trade: Baker

Non-effective: Discharged 10 Nov 1881 to Maidstone

General observations: By purchase £10 0s. 0d. [The equivalent of around £1,150 today. Taken to mean that he bought himself out of service.]

Service: 92 days

Source:  British Regimental Service Registers 1756-1900