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Name: Thomas Trussler

Burial Number: 0910

Gender: Male

Occupation: Agricultural Labourer; Railway Platelayer;

Born: 00/00/1876

Died: 00/00/1918

Buried: 05/08/1918


Thomas Henry Trussler was born in 1876 and Baptised on June 11th in Tangmere, Sussex
He was the third of six children born to Thomas Trussler of Boxgrove Sussex and Ellen Etherington of Lurgashall, Sussex.
His parents married in Boxgrove Sussex on 4 Sept 1869.Children: Edward 1871 and Emelius 1873 were born in Crocker Hill Boxgrove. Thomas 1876, Arthur 1879, Ellen 1884 and Kate 1886 were all born in Tangmere, Sussex
Thomas’s father was an Agricultural labourer and the family lived in Tangmere village when they were growing up. Thomas and his brothers Edward and Emelius followed their fathers trade as Agricultural labourers.
In 1906 when Thomas was 30 his Sibling Arthur dies aged 27 in Westhampnett.
Thomas does not appear on the 1901 and 1911 Census with his parents. In 1918 at the age of 42 Thomas was working as a Railway Platelayer,

On August 1st he died at 55 The Drive in Worthing of Phthisis which is a disease characterised by wasting away of the body or part of, and Cardiac Failure. His sister who was living at 55 The Drive was present at his death. It is not known if Thomas was also living there at the time. Thomas was laid to rest at Heene Cemetery on the 5th August.

Researcher: Gail Warner-Clarkson

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 10 Plot: 13

Exact Location (what3words): wiping.cried.august

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: Thomas Trussler

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1876

Town: Unknown

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 00/00/1918

Cause of death: Pthisis; Cardiac Failure;

Address line 2: 55

Address line 3: The Drive

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette Wednesday, August  7th, 1918

DEATH – TRUSSLER – On the 1st inst., Thomas, third son of Mr and Mrs T. Trussler of 55 The Drive, Worthing, aged 42 years.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT – Mr and Mrs T. Trussler, of 55, the Drive, wish to thank all those, especially his fellow-workmen, who have kindly expressed their sympathy with them in their great bereavement they have sustained in the loss of their son.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Tangmere Village, Tangmere Sussex. Father Thomas Trussler (33) Agricultural Labourer, Mother Ellen (32), Edward (10), Emelius (8), Thomas (5), Arthur (2)


Living at Tangmere Village, Tangmere, Sussex. Father Thomas (33) Agricultural Labourer, Mother Ellen (34), Edward (20), Emelius (17), Thomas (15), Arthur (12), Ellen (8), Kate (4) Edward, Emelius and Thomas were employed as Agricultural Labourers. (Ages are wrong on the Census 10 years out)


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Miscellaneous Information

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