Tomas was a master builder and his business address is shown as 236 High Road, Lee in the local 1916 commercial directory. He was a Christadelphian.
Conscientious Objection during the First World War:
Thomas was referred by War Office Reg. P.128 L.2 to the Pelham Committee to be exempted from conscription to work under the terms of the 'work of national importance' scheme.
He is shown in the Pelham Committee minutes as working on government building contracts from 18 January 1917 until 17 July 1917 while trying to run his own business and was said to be in poor health.
After the First World War:
Cyril Pearce, University of Leeds, Pearce Register of British Conscientious Objectors
(information from the Pelham Committee Minutes in T.E. Harvey Friends House/Temp.Mss 835)
Blackheath, Lee, Greenwich, Eltham & Mottingham Commercial Directory 1916.
Ann O'Brien, Volunteer Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre, 24 October, 2015
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