Eddie Lapthorne Edward Reginald Lapthorne 5052
Lapthorne was 30 years old and had two children when he enlisted.
Tommy Thomas Thomas Sylvanus Thomas 5089A
Tommy was 37 9/12 when he enlisted in the army. His date of birth was 27 Oct 1879. No wonder Bert referred to him as "quite a father to the younger men"... He was quite probably the same age as many of their Dad's.
Tom Shylock Thomas Sherlock 5086
It seems Tom Sherlock received a wound to his shoulder later in 1918... the medical report goes on to say he is unable to raise his right arm at all.