|photo from entry in Liverpool's Scroll of Fame|
Thomas Stanley Reay's medal card (below) shows that he was a private in the 21st Royal Fusiliers and became a Lieutenant in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. He The first entered the theatre of war France 14.11.15 and died of wounds 1/3/18. His father's name and address are on the reverse.
The card shows his regimental number to be PS/3182.
Thanks to information on The Long Long Trail, I believe the prefix denotes it was a public schools Battalion which suggests he was still a theological student when he enlisted.
The following information from The Long Long Trail may explain why he changed regiment and rank.
21st (Service) Battalion (4th Public Schools)Formed at Epsom on 11 September 1914 by the Public Schools and University Men's Force.
26 June 1915 : attached to 98th Brigade, 33rd Division.
Landed in France in November 1915.
27 February 1916 : transferred to GHQ; disbanded on 24 April 1916 with many of the men being commissioned as officers.
UK Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919
|Name:||Thomas Stanley Reay|
|Death Date:||1 Mar 1918|
|Regiment:||Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry|
|Type of Casualty:||Died of wounds|
|Comments:||Att 10 B|