Thomas was born at Tauranga.
He married Edith Bateman (born in Victoria, Australia in 1890) in 1914.
They had two sons (one died at infancy) & two daughters. Three sons, Bill (Air Force), Thomas (Army) & David (Army) & one son-in-law Eric Fox, served in WW2. Eric was a POW from 1942.
Thomas is a labourer in Shannon then became a flaxcutter whilst living in Queen St, then Oxford St, Levin. He retired to live at Waiterere Beach by 1954. In the meantime Edith continued to live at 45 Goldsmith Cres for the rest of her life.