Thomas enlisted on 23rd October 1907. He was 24 years and 2 months old, and was a Blacksmith by trade. He entered the war in France on 16th August 1914 with the 4th Field Ambulance. His name appears on a list of R.A.M.C. personnel who were taken captive up to & including 31st December 1914. His address was given as 9 Tea Terrace, Beeston Hill, Leeds - (kindly provided by Steve Mattocks). In the early hours of 26th August, the 4th Field Ambulance were ordered to go to Landrecies to treat and evacuate the wounded. A couple of hours after entering the town the Germans arrived, and Thomas became one of 219 of the rank and file of the R.A.M.C. to be held captive there. He was taken to Germany entering Sennelager POW camp on 2nd October 1914. He returned to the UK on 30th June 1915. On 14th December 1915 he was seconded to The Ministry of Munitions, becoming employed and reporting for work with Arthur Balfour & Co Ltd, Sheffield. He resided at 347 Darnall Road, Sheffield at the time. After being ordered to return to military service, he reported for duty with "K" Coy, Blackpool on 5th November 1918. He was transferred to Section "B" Army Reserve on 13th August 1919, discharged "surplus to Military requirement (having suffered impairment since entry into the Service). He was the son of Joseph and Elina Fisher of 7 Winterburn Street, Keighley, Yorks; and the husband of Lily.