Thomas Henry Tiffin

Key Information

Name: Thomas Henry Tiffin
DoB: May 29 1893
Regt: Private 23684 Border
DoD: July 15 1916
Academic Career: CGS 1905-11; Chester Training College
Other: Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Tiffin of 7, Howe Street Carlisle
Biographical Information  

  • Thomas was the youngest son of four born to Thomas Tiffin and his wife Elizabeth née Mattinson. Thomas was a “relieving officer”, this job meant that it was to him that the poor and destitute had to apply if they wanted to receive poor relief. It would have been his job to assess each claim and report to the Poor Law Guardians. Both Thomas and Elizabeth’s families came from the Caldbeck area. The Tiffins were farm labourers and miners. Thomas and Sarah Mattinson ran the Red Lion at Castle Sowerby for many years. His brother William died aged 22 and brother Frederick emigrated to Australia.