Biography – Second Lieutenant Raymond Samuel Thicknesse

Biography – Raymond Samuel Thicknesse
Family situation

  • Born in Canada in in 1890 and had a younger sister.
  • Father died in 1901 and Raymond returned to England to be adopted by Uncle Ralph, a solicitor in Shaftesbury, Dorset.
  • Raymond went to Gresham’s School (Holt) and Pembroke College Good rugby player.
  • 5ft 9 dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair.
  • Worked as an articled clerk to solicitors in London.
  • Never married or had children.

Military Service

  • Joined Universities and Public Schools Corps when war broke out.
  • Ended up with a commission in the Lancashire Fusiliers August 1916.
  • For over 12 months fought in a number of main battles but killed on 9th October 1917 at PoelcapelleShow on map.


Common Wealth War Graves Commission Certificate