Family History Notebook

Thomas Swindle

Son of Jackson Swindle and Jane Clough, born on the 28th of August 1891 in Castle Eden, County Durham

Married Harriet Potts in 1919 in the Gateshead district


?No known children

Died 1943

Person ID 05413


0    Text in red represents information obtained from the internet (family trees etc) which I have not yet confirmed.

1    Does not appear in the 1891 census but Jackson is at Castle Eden in 1891.

2    The only other Thomas Swindle birth registered in 1891 is Thomas Swindle in the Chester le Street district in 1891 Q1 (d.1891), which cannot be the Thomas in Whickham in the 1939 register.

3    Fought in WW1 and lost use of right hand.


a)    1901 UK census    Living with his parents at Trimdon Colliery
        1911 UK census    An apprentice engineer living with his parents in Dunston-on-Tyne
        1939 Register        Thomas Swindle, born 28 August 1891, an enginering fitter in Whickham; Harriet Swindle, born 5 Oct 1893; one redacted entry.

b)    The birth of Thomas Swindle, mother's maiden name Clough, was registered in the fourth quarter of 1891 in the Easington district (FreeBMD / GRO 10a 423)

        The marriage of Thomas Swindle and Harriet Potts was registered in the third quarter of 1919 in the Gateshead district (FreeBMD 10a 2462)

    The death of Harriett Swindle aged 47 was registered in the third quarter of 1941 in the Newcastle upon Tyne district (FreeBMD 10b 172)
    The death of Thomas Swindle aged 51 was registered in the first quarter of 1943 in the North Western Durham district (FreeBMD 10a 412)

c)    Thomas Swindle, fitter, is granted probate of his father's estate in 1938 (along with his brother Andrew)

d)    British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920 [database on-line with images] 

Name: Thomas Swindle
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1892
Age: 25
Document Year: 1917
Residence Place: North Bank, Beech Grove, Wickham Durham
Regimental Number: 219195
Regiment Name: Labour Corps
Form Title: Proceedings on Discharge
Number of Images: 9

Discharged 22/8/17 following loss of second finger on right hand. (Hit by 'explosive' bullet).
Enlisted 5.9.14.
Exp Force France 21.4.15 to 21.9.16
Home 22.9.16 to 22.8.17