Capt Thomas William Wakefield MC

1888 Jan 4 Born Kent

1891 census living in Greenwich

1911 census. Living at Courthurst Rd with parents Henry & Mary

1911 census living at London County Council, Horton Asylum, Epsom where he is an asylum attendant

1917 Oct 31. Commissioned 2nd Lt in Territorial Force

1919 Jan 31. MC Gazetted. 2nd Lt. Thomas William Wakefield, 2/17th Bn., Lond. R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty east o f Wulverghemon 28th September, 1918. Prior to the assault, he carefully reconnoitred the ground in broad daylight, crawling up to the double crater to select the best method of attacking. He was thus able to handle the company in the attack that night with conspicuous success, overcoming the opposition of an enemy post, and gaining his objective

1919 May 4. 17th Bn. London Regt. —2nd Lt. (actg. Capt .without pay and allces ) T. W. Wakefield relinquishes the .actg. rank of Capt.on ceasing to be empld .

1920 Sep 10 Joined ADRIC with service no 525. Posted to E Coy

1921 Jun 25 Posted to F Coy

1921 Nov 16. Posted to Depot and promoted Hon. DI3 (while specially employed)

1921 Nov 30 Gazetted out of army Lt. T. W. Wakefield, M.C, and is granted the rank of Capt

1922 Feb 13. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1939 Register Living with wife Martha E at 16 Vanburgh Park , Greenwich, London. He is a journalist (Retired poice DI in RIC)

1960 Aug 17 Died at Sussex