Thomas Hagger – Killed in action 23 Mar 1918, Flanders, France. Buried Mindel Trench, British Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy, France. Gunner, Service No 156305, 297th Siege Battalion, Royal Garrison Artillery. Awarded Victory and British War medals. Enlised at Preston, Lancashire.
His death is also recorded on the Roll of Honour at the Harris Museum in Preston.
Son of James and Elizabeth Hagger of 6 Blanche Street, Preston, Lancashire (1911 census), at this time Thomas was living with his parents as a Labourer in a Foundary. He was born in 1887 in Preston and married Susannah Clough in 1913 and they had two children Mabel in 1914 and Thomas in 1917.
His ancestry can be traced back to Richard born about 1720 who married Sarah Lavender at Therfield, Hertfordshire in 1745 and was Thomas Great Great Great Grandfather.
He had a cousin Thomas Ignaitius who also died in WW1, he died on 23 Mar 1916.