THOMAS JOSEPH THUBRON JOBLING 1889-1918
Thomas J.T. Jobling died 20 or 21 September 1918 in East Dock, Cardiff whilst on active service. He was 29 years old  and is commemorated on West Auckland War Memorial and the Roll of Honour, West Auckland Memorial Hall.
Thomas Joseph Thubron Jobling was born 1889  at Evenwood the son of James and Sarah Mary Jobling. There were 7 children:
- Minnie bc.1875 at West Auckland
- Blanche bc.1880 at West Auckland
- Celia bc.1883 at West Auckland
- Margaret bc.1884 at West Auckland
- Olive Lucy bc.1888 at West Auckland
- Thomas J.T. born 1889 at Evenwood
- Elizabeth bc.1901 at Evenwood
In 1891, the family lived at Charlotte Terrace where James worked as a “colliery engine master fitter”.  James Jobling died, possibly in 1900. In 1901, the family lived at Front Street, West Auckland where Sarah was a widow and 21 year old Blanche worked as a draper’s assistant. In 1911, the family lived at 101 Front Street, West Auckland where Thomas, Celia and Elizabeth lived with their mother. 21 year old Thomas was employed as an “engineer, fitter & turner.”  By the time of his death, September 1918, Thomas is recorded as a “marine engineer”. Aged 29, he was found drowned in East Dock, Cardiff and the Coroner recorded an “open verdict”.
Thomas Jobling may have been employed in a reserved occupation on war duty when he met his death. He may have been a merchant seaman.
To date, I have not found his burial place.
 England & Wales National Probate Calendar (Wills & Administrations) 1858-1966 Vol.11a p.247
 England & Wales 1837-1915 Birth Index Vol.10a p.220 Auckland 1889 Q4
 1891, 1901 & 1911 census
 1891 census
 England & Wales Death Index 1837-1915 Vol.10a p.171 Auckland 1900 Q1
 1901 census
 1911 census
 Death Certificate dated 26 September 1918