Biography of Private Thomas Wand (21543)
2nd/5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Formerly 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 6th December 1917


  • Name: Thomas Wand
  • Date of birth: 1894
  • Place of Birth: Dunsby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: June – September 1894
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: John Joseph wand
  • DOB: 1872
  • Place of Birth: Morton, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm labourer


  • Name: Mary Ann Grange Vickers
  • DOB: 1892
  • Place Of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1891 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • George William Wand, 1891, Bulby
  • Beatrice Wand, 1892, Bulby
  • Sarah Elizabeth Wand, 1894, Dunsby
  • Thomas Wand, 1894, Dunsby
  • Gertrude Wand, 1896, Dunsby
  • Eliza Wand, 1897, Dunsby
  • Lily Wand, 1900, Dunsby
  • Harry Wand, 1902, dunsby
  • Charles Robert Wand, 1904, Dunsby
  • Annie May Wand, 1907, Dunsby
  • Emily Wand, 1908, Dunsby
  • Plus 2 more whose names are unknown from 1911 census.


  • 1901: Thomas is living with his parents in Dunsby, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Thomas is living with the Haresign family in Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 17 and he is listed as a horseman on farm.
Relatives in services
  • None found


  • No marriage for Thomas has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.
Newspaper Mentions
  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers
  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Thomas Wand, 21543, 5th  Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 6th December 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Father John J


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Dunsby, Roll of Honour in All Saints Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private T Wand, 21543, 2nd/5th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 6 December 1917
  • Son of Mr. J. J. Wand, of Dunsby Fen, Bourne, Lincs.
  • Remembered with honour, Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquieres

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Bourne.


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed


  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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