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Thomas Guest was born in Wolverhampton in 1896, the son of John and Mary J. Guest. In 1901, they were living at 3 East Street, together with Thomas’s brothers Daniel and John, and a boarder, Mary J. Preece. By this date, he was known as Tom.

Guest enlisted in the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 11532) and became a Corporal. On the 7 May 1917 his name appeared in the Express & Star under the list of men who had been wounded. However, he appears to have survived, as I have not found a record of his death during the war.

After the war, there is a Thomas Guest marrying a Lily W. Bull in Wolverhampton 1930, but this may not be the same man, as he would have been 34 by this date. If this is him, the couple went on to have a daughter, Winifred, the following year. I have not been able to confirm details of his death.

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