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Thomas James Romaines


Service No:


Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion, Territorial Force



Commemorated / Buried:
Ellingham (St. Maurice) Churchyard, Northumberland

Service History:
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland, on 16 July 1915.

Born at Bowsden Moor, Lowick, Northumberland about 1894, the oldest son of Thomas (b. about 1870, at Yetholm, Roxburghshire; a Farm Servant & Labourer) & Jane (b. about 1873, at Lowick, Northumberland). The 1911 Census records Romaines' occupation as Farm Labourer. The family lived at West Ord, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Romaines had a younger sister, Grace (b. about 1897; a Farm Servant) & a younger brother, William (b. about 1903). His Attestation papers (available via gave his address at the time of enlistment as Wandy Law, Chathill Northumberland.

Local memorial:
Ellingham, St. Maurice's Church (Source: