Thomas Albert Gladwin.

Mercantile Marine.

Mercantile Marine Medal.
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Mercantile Marine Medal
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Mercantile Marine Medal
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Born. South Benfleet in 1880.

The 1881 Census gives his address as Hopes Green, South Benfleet.

Resident at the address.

William Gladwin (father) age 28.  Agricultural Labourer.
Sarah Gladwin (wife) age 25.
William Gladwin (son) age 6.  Scholar.
Amy L. Gladwin (daughter) age 4.
Thomas Albert Gladwin (son) age 1.

The 1891 Census shows the family had moved to High Street, South Benfleet.

Resident at the address.

William Gladwin (father) age 38.  General Labourer.
Sarah Gladwin (wife) age 36.
Amy L. Gladwin (daughter) age 14.
Thomas Gladwin (son) age 11.
Alice Gladwin (daughter) age 9.
Herbert Gladwin (son) age 8.
Berther Gladwin (daughter) age 6.
Stanley Gladwin (son) age 4.
Eliza Gladwin (daughter) age 2.

Thomas Albert Gladwin served in the Mercantile Marine during the 1914-1918 War.

On 2 October 1919 the Mercantile Marine Ribbon and the British War Medal Ribbon was issued to him at the Mercantile Marine Office, Victoria Docks, London.

The Mercantile Marine Medal and British War Medal was issued to him on 27 May 1925 and sent to his address at, 1st. Avenue, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex.

The name, Thomas A. Gladwin is impressed on the medal rim.

The whereabouts of his British War Medal is unknown.


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