Born 19th June 1883 at Tatlers, West End,
Henfield, West Sussex.
World War: served 4 years and 5 months with the Royal
Sussex Regiment, 91st Labour Company.
Rank & No. Corporal 638835 Spent 1 year & 5 months "in the field"
Presented with Medals and was mentioned in Dispatches.
Hospitalised July 1916 - Queen Mary Ward, 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
- shrapnell or bullet wound.
His medals were kept by his son, Tom Richard Woolgar and when Tom R. Woolgar died his son John Woolgar took them home
to sort and clean them. As John had no issue he wanted them to be given to Tom Pollard Woolgar's great grandson Tony Willer (grandson of Dorothy Kate Woolgar and son of Barbara Dorothy Allen) but unfortunately there was a burglary at John Woolgar's home and the medals were amongst the things that were stolen.
Tom Pollard Woolgar married Mary Ann Blackman - known as Polly
Tom Pollard Woolgar and his wife Mary Ann lived in Newhaven and then after the First World War settled in South Heighton, a village on the outskirts of Newhaven, East Sussex. They had four children, namely:-
|James Alfred Woolgar
Albert William Woolgar
Dorothy Kate Woolgar
Tom Richard Woolgar
|1903 - 1974
1906 - 1974
1907 - 1950
1913 - 1991
"The Woolgar's Entertain"
|Tom Pollard Woolgar and
his wife Mary Ann
photograph taken in 1943
Diamond Wedding Celebrations - July 1962
|This photograph was
taken at the family celebration.
It shows Tom and Mary with their three sons
from left to right:-
Tom Richard Woolgar /
Herbert Charles Allen
Tom Pollard Woolgar died suddenly
on the 5th October 1964 at his home, 9 Portland Terrace, South
Heighton, East Sussex.
He was cremated at Brighton Crematorium and his ashes were scattered at St. Mary's Church, Tarring Neville, East Sussex.
Tom's wife Mary Ann Woolgar, nee
Blackman, died just 4 weeks later on the 2nd November 1964.
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