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Tom was born in Wolverhampton in 1878, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Mackie. His mother died in 1900, so by 1901, Tom was living with his widowed father, brother Edwin P. and sister Selina at 53 Merridale Street West, Wolverhampton. Tom was a plasterer. By 1911, they had moved to the Vine Inn, Penn Road.

Tom’s name appears on the war memorial for St Paul’s Church, now situated in St John’s Church. This means that he certainly served during the First World War, but I have not been able to confirm further details of his military service. However, his name does not feature on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site. Tom died in Wolverhampton in 1919.