Thomas William Niblett
Thomas William Niblett, known as William, was born at Corse in 1882 to Albert Niblett, an agricultural labourer, and his wife, Alice. He followed his father into farm work. William married Edith Alice Taylor in 1905 and by 1911 they were living at Claypits with their three children: Henry Albert, James and Charles William. William was a waggoner at a grist mill, almost certainly at Fromebridge, where they moved to during the war.
William's service is largely unclear, but he was a private with No. 440 Agricultural Company of the Labour Corps in 1918. The Armistice of 11 November may have meant an immediate return home, perhaps for leave or through illness. Thomas William Niblett died in Fromebridge on 29 November prior to being demobilised, a victim of the influenza pandemic, and he was buried in St Mary's churchyard. William's death and wartime service are remembered on the plaque in the village hall, but not on the war memorial. Edith remained at Fromebridge, marrying Edward Jones in 1931.