Thomas Surridge was listed in the Absent Voter Records for Abbots Langley in Spring 1919 and Autumn 1919. He was initially identified from the Absent Voter Records and was not recorded elsewhere in the Abbots Langley Parish records. In the Absent Voter Records Thomas was listed serving with the Army Service Corps and his address was given at Primrose Hill, Abbots Langley.
Thomas’ brother Philip also served in the Great War, and was recorded in the Kings Langley Parish Magazine Roll of Honour. The family lived at Primrose Hill, close to the centre of Kings Langley, but geographically located in the Parish of Abbots Langley. However although Philip was included in the Kings Langley records Thomas was not.
Thomas was born on 1st November 1898 at Boxmoor. He was one of five children born to Reuben and Lois Surridge. In the 1901 Census the family was noted living at Primrose Hill, Abbots Langley, Reuben worked as a Hay Dealer. By the time of the 1911 Census the family still lived at Primrose Hill. Reuben worked as a General Carter.
It is not known when Thomas enlisted however by the end of the War he served with the Army Service Corps. Despite associations with Kings Langley both Thomas and Philip through their place of birth, address and inclusion in the Abbots Langley Absent Voter Records, are both commemorated as Abbots Langley men.
Thomas and his brother Philip both survived the War.