1. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.121
2. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour33D GQS

Awards & Titles:

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Family :

Husband of Ethel Dooley, of 21, Union St., Filey, Yorks.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 2nd Bn Leicestershire Regiment 

Action : The Battles of Ypres 1915 (Second Ypres) 

22 April - 25 May 1915. On the 22nd April 1915 the Germans used poison gas at Ypres. This was the first 'official' use of gas and took the Allies by surprise. After initial success capitalising on the confusion and horror of this weapon, a heroic stand, initially by the Canadians and then supported by British and Indian Battalions, held the German advance. However it became clear that the Germans had achieved a tactical advantage and eventually the British were forced to retire to more a more defendable perimeter closer to Ypres. These positions were on the last ridges before Ypres and their loss would have resulted in the loss of the town and possibly open the Channel coast to German occupation with disastrous consequences for the re-supply of the BEF.

Sergeant, Madras - Ranikhet (1911-1913)
2nd Lieutenant (1915)
2nd Bn. Leicestershire Regiment

Detail :

Probate Record: DOOLEY Thomas, of Ranikhet United Provinces, India. Second Lieutenant Leicestershire Regiment, died 1st May 1915 at Hill 60, Lille, France. Administration London 19th November to Ethel Dooley, widow. Effects £191 5s.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Lodge St George No. 2532 E.C.Madras
Joined : Fidelity No. 2061 E.C. Bengal

28th July 1911
29th September 1911
29th December 1911

Joined St. Georges Lodge No. 2532, Madras, but resigned 3rd November 1913. Joined Fidelity Lodge in Ranikhet 20th September 1913 and became its Senior Deacon, but resigned from this lodge also 31st December 1914.

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