Glad to be of some assistance Chris, good luck with the research, and hope that you will post again on this subject. Always interested to hear about the men who took part in the Zeebrugge Raid and instances where the man may have succumbed to wounds incurred during the Raid at a later date can get overlooked.
And of course, well worth investigating previous GWF threads about 'Zeebrugge.
Which war memorials have honoured Thomas? It might also be worth visiting churches (built at the time) near to where he lived or was brought up to see if he is commorated there.
Regards, Michael Bully
acwid, on 17 June 2012 - 02:31 PM, said:
Thank you for the links showing his ship and a detailed account of the Zeebrugge raid, also the casualty list it brings it home as to the sacrifices the men made. I will continue the research and will visit his grave at Hartshill when I am next off .One last thing Tom was also given the 1914-15 star I have the box and ribbon but alas no medal .