THOMAS ROBLEY of 11th Bn. Border Regiment,1891-1916.
Thomas Robley, son of Thomas Robley and
Sarah Lowis, was born at Scarrowmanwick, Kirkoswald Parish in 1891. His grandparents were Joseph Robley and Jane Craggs. He was the brother of Joseph Robley (1893-1918).
UK CENSUS INFORMATION
On the 1901 census Thomas is recorded at Howgate Terrace, Kirkby Stephen with his parents, Thomas & Sarah. Thomas and his sisters Ada Mary & Sarah Margaret were born in Kirkoswald Parish (Scarrowmanwick).. Joseph was born in Lazonby, Cumberland. Two younger brothers John and William Lowis were born in Soulby, Westmorland
On the 1911 census Thomas is working as a cowman at a farm in Scarthingwell, Tadcaster, W. Riding of Yorkshire: "Thomas Robley cowman Married 23". Louise Robley is recorded at the same address: "wife Married 29 born Liverpool, Lancashire".
Thomas Robley married
Louise Houldin, in the June Q. of 1910. The marriage is recorded at W. Derby (FreeBMD). Thomas and Louise had no children.
Thomas enlisted for Short Service (for the Duration of the War) on 18th December 1914. He was sent to France on 23rd November 1915 on the same day as his brother, Joseph. Thomas was killed in action on July 1st 1916 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
Commonwealth War Graves. Casualty Details
|Unit Text||11th Bn.|
|Date of Death||01/07/1916|
|Additional Information||Son of Thomas and Sarah Robley, of Soulby, Kirkby Stephen, Westn. Husband of Louise Robley, of 15, North Road, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland.|
|Casualty Type||Commonwealth War Dead|
|Cemetery||Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuile Wood.|
WAR MEMORIAL. KIRKBY STEPHEN. (Adjacent to Market Street).
Memorial in St Stephen's Church, Kirkby Stephen.
Thomas was buried in Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuile Wood, Somme, France.
1st JULY 1916
He Gave His Life
At Grander Sacrifice
Researched by Jane Matthews, Carlisle and Marian Foster, Cambridge. November 2009.