Deville, Thomas Charles (No. 7020517)

Deville, Thomas Charles (Thomas)

Private

No. 7020517, Pioneer Corps

Died of disease on Thursday 6 May 1943 (aged 35)

Buried:

Bangor Cemetery, Newtownards Road, Bangor, Co. Down (Section 5. X. Grave 1)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BIOGRAPHY

Thomas Charles Deville was born on 2 April 1907 in Fulham, London and in the CWGC Debt of Honour he is described as a foster-son of James George Deville and Emily Deville who lived in Middlesex.  Thomas Charles Deville’s parents were James George Deville who was born on 5 March 1871 at 4 Leyborne Street, St. Pancras, Kentish Town, Middlesex and Jane Deville (nee Adkins) who was born on 8 July 1872 at 10 Alpha Place, West Kilburn, Middlesex.  Jane Adkins was 17 when she and James George Deville were married on 15 March 1890 in Fulham, London.

James George and Jane Deville (nee Adkins) had at least 15 children including:

George (born 9 February 1891)

Lily (born 18 October 1892)

Henry (born 24 March 1894)

Dorothy (born 9 April 1895)

Jane Eliza (born 4 June 1896)

Robert (born 14 October 1897)

Percy (born 18 May 1899)

Clara (born 1 September 1900)

Violet (born 21 October 1901)

Minnie (born 22 December 1902)

William (born 6 March 1905)

Thomas Charles (born 2 April 1907)

Frederick (born 5 May 1909)

Richard (born 1 October 1910)

Joseph Benjamin (born 17 October 1913)

Jane Deville was 41 when she died of tuberculosis on Christmas Day 1913 in Fulham Infirmary.  After Jane died, James George Deville re-married and he and Emily had at least one child:

Emily Frances (born in 1916)

James George Deville died in 1925 in Kensington, Middlesex.

During the Second World War Private Thomas Charles Deville (No. 7020517) served with the 113th Company, Pioneer Corps and he was stationed in Antrim.  He was 35 and married when he died on 6 May 1943 in Bangor Hospital as a result of pancreatic cancer.  He was buried in Bangor Cemetery and there is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:

HE WAS AWAY THREE YEARS

BUT A DAY

HE HAS BEEN CALLED

TO WHERE HE WILL STAY

R.I.P.