Thomas was born in Wolverhampton in 1891, the son of Thomas and Fanny Laura Jevons. In 1901 he was living with his widowed mother at 66 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, together with his sister, Gladys May. By 1911, they had moved to 11 Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton, and Thomas worked at a lock manufacturer’s office.
On 24 February 1916, he enlisted as a Gunner with the No 1 Reserve Battalion of the Royal Field Artillery (number 167717). His address was given as 181 Staveley Road, and his trade as shorthand typist. He served in France from 1917, and was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry on the battlefield, as announced in the Express & Star on 28 June 1918. He was demobilised in 1919.
Thomas does not appear to have married. He died in Wolverhampton in 1965. In 2015, the Express & Star featured an appeal to find out more about this man and whether he had any descendants.