Thomas was baptised at Harston on 7 June 1874, son of George and Emily Amelia of Rose Cottage, Church Street. He appears in the 1881 census with his parents, 4 siblings and grandmother. He does not appear in any more Harston censuses but a report in the Cambridge Independent Press of 12 January 1900 under the banner headline ‘Cambs and Hunts Men at the Front’ lists local persons now serving at the front in South Africa or destined to join our army there. In this list is:
Thomas Warren, single, Harston, 1st Dragoon Guards.
Sadly, the next record of Thomas is on the Cambridge Boer War memorial, a bronze plaque on the exterior of Great St Mary’s church. The memorial list the Cambridgeshire men killed or died of injuries or disease. Many on the memorial have place, date and how died. For Thomas it reads simply
Trooper T S Warren 1st Royal Dragoons, Harston