* Corporal Theodore Veale VC - WWI war hero

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Great War soldiers enquiry

I'm the Archivist at Bristol Grammar School. Thomas and Harold Wilton, sons of Sir Thomas Wilton, Mayor of Dartmouth in the Great War, were pupils here. Harold I know was a casualty: I read your excellent article on his death in India. But I cannot find out if Thomas served: there was a Thomas Wilton who was a Captain in the Dogras, in the Devonshire Regiment and in the Indian Army Reserve of Officers, and there was a Captain T Wilton who was an Adjutant in the 2nd Bn, Devonshire Regiment, British Army. But I cannot positively identify either of them, let alone find out if they are one and the same. I wondered if anyone could tell me if either (or both) of them is the son of Sir Thomas the Mayor - or indeed, if it is known that Thomas Junior did not serve as he was working on the coal supply in his father's business. I'd be very grateful as I want the BGS Record of War Service to be as accurate as possible and everyone who served to be recognised. Thank you.

Anne Bradley more than 2 years ago