Altrincham WW1 

Thomas Heald Guest

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:13th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:York & Lancaster Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:France
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1875 in the Chorlton R.D. - ref: 8c/663, the
only son of Thomas & Mary Jane Guest (nee Heald).

1881 Census - "The Cedars", Lapwing Lane, Didsbury, Manchester.   Son -
aged: 6 - born: Rusholme, Manchester.   Head of household - Thomas Guest -
Married - aged: 38 - occ: Manufacturing Confectioner, employing 79 hands -
born: Burnley, Lancashire (???).    Also - Mary I. Guest - Wife - aged: 27
- born: Patricroft, Lancashire.   Plus 1 elder sister and 2 domestic

1891 Census - No Trace.   The family home had now moved to Ashley Heath,
Hale, Altrincham.   His father was recorded there  - Married - aged: 48 -
occ: Manufacturer - born: Barnsley, Yorkshire - there were 2 domestic
servants.   His mother was visiting her father at West Hill, Lewisham,
London at the time of this census.

1901 Census - No Trace.   Presumably in South Africa?   His father is now
resident at "The Manor", South Downs Road, Hale, Altrincham.    Married -
aged: 53 - occ: Manufacturer Sugar Confectioner - born: Barnsley.   His
paternal aunt - Cassandra Guest - aged: 60 is also resident, plus 2
domestic servants.   His mother is now resident with her brother and his
wife at 103 Streatham Hill, Streatham, Wandsworth, London.   She is
recorded as a Visitor and as a widow, living on her own means.

Married Mabel Ellen Fountain at St. Peter's P.C. Hale on the 24th September

1911 Census -  2 Chesham Place, Brighton, Sussex.   Head of household -
Married - aged: 36 - occ: Private Means - born: Manchester.   Also - Mabel
Ellen Guest - Wife - aged: 39 - born: Haigh, Yorkshire.  Plus 2 domestic

Death reported in the 14/07/1916 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

Employed in his father's business - manufacturers of medicated lozenge,
Carruthers St, Ancoats.

He served throughout the South African War and had been on active service
for just nine months in this war.

Listed simply as Thomas Guest on the Altrincham Roll of Honour.

Commemorated on a brass plaque in St. Oswald's P.C., Lower Peover, which
states that he died leading his men into battle.   It also states that he
was the only son of Thomas Guest JP., of Manchester and the nephew of the
Reverend Arthur Guest, vicar of St. Oswald’s P.C.   It mentions that he
had a wife.

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1917.

Memorials found on:
St. Peter's (Hale)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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