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Silver Badge Recipient – Thomas Henry ROBERTS

Thomas Henry ROBERTS
Service Number
8th Worcestershire Regiment
Enlistment Date
6 Mar 1915
Discharge Date
3 Jul 1917
Cause of Discharge
King's Regulation para 392 xvi
Served overseas
Badge date of issue
Original document partially damaged or indecipherable, date stamp faint
Badsey Society Notes
Former inmate of the children's home at Badsey Manor House. Thomas was born about 1896. In 1901 5-year-old Thomas was an inmate at an institution in Sutton, Surrey. In 1911, 13-year-old Thomas Henry Roberts, who had been born at Westbourne Park, was a full-time scholar at Church Farm Industrial School for Boys. This school was founded in 1860 at East Barnet; it was a school for destitute boys from London who had not been involved in crime. Church Farm School was run as an industrial boarding school where the boys were taught ordinary lessons as well as a trade so that they could become shoe menders, tailors and farm workers. Thomas later moved to the Boys’ Home at Badsey Manor House.