Thomas James Bigsby

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 237417
  • Rank: Leading Seaman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: H.M Submarine E-50
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Navy
  • Place of Death: Lost at Sea
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 31.01.1918
  • Burial Country:
  • Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 29

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Tottenham, London
  • Address: 124 Seagate, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Annie Bella Bigsby, 16 Bell Lane, Hendon, London

  • Father:

    Charles Bigsby, 16 Bell Lane, Hendon, London

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mary Wighton Bigsby, 2538 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, Md, U.S.A.

  • Children:

    Thomas, born 10.05.1916

More about Thomas James Bigsby

Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He was serving aboard Submarine E-50, a British E-Class Sub built by John Brown of Clydebank. She sailed from Harwich 21.01.1918 on patrol, and it is believed that she struck a mine off South Dogger Light Vessel, 31.01.1918 with the loss of all hands.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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