Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (The 2/4th Battalion)

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Sergeant Thomas James Surman (1883 – 1916)

The following individual is of personal interest to me as his wife, Ellen Elizabeth Surman lived opposite my grandfather at least into the 1960s. I believe Thomas and Ellen had a daughter called Stella.

Initials: T J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Date of Death: 14/08/1916
Service No: 3240
Additional information: Son of John Lindars Surman and Eliza Surman; husband of Ellen Elizabeth Surman, of 94, Percy St., Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I1. 54.

Name: Thomas James Surman
Residence: Oxford
Death Date: 14 Aug 1916
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Number: 3240
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

More information on Ellen Elizabeth Surman (Faulkner)

My mother said that she had the most wonderful white hair.

Name: Ellen E Surman
Death Registration Month/Year: 1968
Age at death (estimated): 86
Registration district: Oxford
Inferred County: Oxfordshire
Volume: 6b
Page: 1083

Ellen Elizabeth Faulkner married Thomas James Surman in 1904.

Some information on Stella

Name: Stella K Surman
Year of Registration: 1912
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
Mother’s Maiden Name: Faulkner
District: Headington
County: Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire
Volume: 3a

Name: Stella K Surman
Spouse Surname: Taylor
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1937
Registration district: Oxford
Registration county (inferred):Oxfordshire
Volume Number: 3a
Page Number: 566


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2 thoughts on “Sergeant Thomas James Surman (1883 – 1916)

  1. Thomas John Surman on said:

    Thomas had a daughter Stella and a son Thomas Arthur. I am the son of Thomas Arthur and I have two sons Luke and Jake. My name is Thomas John and I live in Australia

    • John Surman on said:

      As we approach the 100 year anniversary of that war, I like to remember all the Surman family who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Sergant Thomas James Surman was the gt-gt-grandson of my ancester, Richard Surman (1749-1821). May Sergeant Surman be remebered for his call to duty.

      John Surman, surmangen@windstream.net

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