Private Henry Renshaw - Royal Engineers
Thomas Henry Renshaw was born in Derby in 1895. His parents were Mark and Lillian Renshaw. In 1901 the family were living on the Shelton Lock side of Chellaston and in 1911 they were at Sunny Bank, Chellaston. Mark Renshaw was a potter in 1901 and listed as a Potter at the China Works (probably Royal Crown Derby).

According to the 1911 census Thomas Henry was employed as a miller at Rolls Royce.

Although it states on the memorial that Thomas Henry served with the Royal Engineers no evidence of this has been found. It was discovered from his medal roll that he served with the Royal Army Service Corps and entered into the Theatre of War on 21st July 1915.

He was awarded the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1915 Star.

He died in the Derby Infirmary on 11th March 1919, due to injuries received, and is buried in the Derby (Normanton) Cemetery. By this time his parents had moved out of Chellaston and were living at 178 St Thomas’ Road, Derby.