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  Thomas Charles Gravett 

Private G/39496

2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in Action 24/04/1917, aged 25


No Known Grave, but Remembered on :
Ewhurst War Memorial,  Memorial Plaque (1) and Book of Remembrance
Arras Memorial to the Missing, France (Bay 3)




Thomas Charles Gravett was born in Fetcham, Surrey, in 1893, the eldest child of of Thomas & Mary A Gravett. In 1901 he lived in Tanhurst Lane, Wotton, Leith Hill, with his parents and siblings Francis M Gravett (b1895), Ada M Gravett (b1897), Hilda C Gravett (b1899) and  Frank Gravett (b1901).  By 1904 the family had moved to Ewhurst Green and Thomas was working as a cowman. He also had another two brothers, Charlie Gravett (b1904) and John Gravett (b1910).

It is not currently known when Thomas enlisted or when he went overseas, however the fact that he was not awarded the 1914-15 Star implies that he left the UK for active service after 1st January 1916.

The 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers had served in Gallipoli in 1915 and been evacuated to Egypt in January of 1916. The battalion then landed in Marseilles on their way to the western front in March 1916. The battalion belonged to 86th Brigade, 29th Division.




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Remembered in the Ewhurst Memorial Plaque as T G Gravett



Other sources:

  • Book of Remembrance

  • Soldiers Died in the Great War

  • 1901 Census




Andrew Bailey, Ewhurst, Surrey