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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Thomas Rew -

Unknown person Name : Thomas Rew.

Son of George Rew and Mary Rew of 6, Ileden Cottages, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight.

Born 1898 Cardiff.

  Census Information :

1901 : George and Mary Row [Rew], with their children including Thomas, are at Gelynog Cottages, Penycoedcae, Llantrisant. George Row is a Colliery Banksman (above ground).

1911 : George and Mary Rew, with their children including Thomas, are in Bonchurch. George Rew is a Carter on farm.

  Service details :

Private 43335 Thomas Rew, 10th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment

  Casualty Details :

Died : 31 May 1918 aged 19

Commemorated at : Soissons Memorial, France

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Bonchurch War Memorial
St Boniface Church Pulpit War Memorial
St Boniface Church Roll of Honour
Court Providence No 5134 Ancient Order of Foresters War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents and newspaper cuttings :


Friday, January 13, 1939 Page 2

REW. - Mr. Rew and family wish to thank all friends for letters of sympathy and for flower sent.

Page 2

DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MRS. REW. - We regret to record the death of Mrs. M. Rew, wife of Mr. George Rew, which occurred at East Dene Farm Cottage on Tuesday, Jan. 3rd. Mr. and Mrs. Rew, who had been married 52 years, came to Bonchurch 37 years ago from Cardiff, where Mr. Rew had worked in the coal mines for a good number of years. Much sympathy is felt with the husband, sons and daughters in their bereavement. The funeral took place at St. Boniface Churchyard on Friday last, the Rector (Rev. H.H. Coryton, M.A.) officiating. The mourners were: - Messrs. Eddie, Joe, David and William Rew (sons), Mrs. A. Jefferies, Mrs. R. Dore and Mrs. L. Davis (daughters), Miss Prothero (grand-daughter), Mrs. David Rew (daughter-in-law), Messrs. A. Jefferies, L. Davis, and R. Dore (sons-in-law), Mr. T. Scammell (Sandown), Mr. H. Dore, Mrs. Rowe. Among others at the church were Mrs. D. Day, Mrs. L. Channing, Mrs. Soames, Mrs. E. Jones, Mrs. Russell, Mrs. G.H. King, Mrs. March, Mrs. Q. Trowbridge, Mr. F. Grant, Mr. B. Jefferies and Mrs. Sloggett. Wreaths, etc., were sent as follows: - To my loving wife Mary from George; Eddie and Agnes; Ethel, Alf and Malcolm; Gwen and Bob; Beat, Lawrie and Marline; David, Win and Peter, Joe, Willie and Edie; Joyce and Tom; Rev. Mother and Community, East Dene; Commander and Mrs. Stocker; Miss Cholmondeley; Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Lane; Mrs. D. Day; Mrs. Russell and boys; Edna and John; Mr. and Mrs. A. Randall; Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Martin; Mr. and Mrs. Foxworthy and family; Miss L. Mackett; Mr. and Mrs. Mackett and family; Mr. H. Dore and family; Mr. and Mrs. Macklin and family; Mr. and Mrs. H. Rogers; Mr. O'Callaghan; from all at St. David's; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mew; Mr. Scammell (Sandown); Em, Jack and boys; Mrs. A. Phillips, Connie, Jack and May; Mr. and Mrs. Reg Phillips; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grant and Alice; Sidney Lewis; Queenie; Mr. and Mrs. L. Channing and family; Mr. and Mrs. Blythe. -
The funeral arrangements were in the capable hands of Messrs. D. Day and Son.

The report says that the mourners included her daughter Mrs A Jefferies. This was her daughter Ethel Maud Rew who married Leonard Henry Prothero and after his death Alfred Victor Frank Jefferies. Leonard Henry Prothero is commemorated on Bonchurch War Memorial. This report confirms that Leonard Henry Prothero is the brother-in-law of Thomas Rew. Miss Prothero is Joyce Mildred, the daughter of Leonard Henry Prothero and Ethel Maud Rew.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research.
  Page status :
Page last updated : 2 December 2013 (added report on Mrs. Rew's death)


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