Thomas James Fleming was born at Kirkdale in 1896. He was the son of Thomas Daniel Fleming and Mary (nee Anderson).
 
His father was a paint and colour maker and was born at Glasgow, Scotland whilst his mother was born at Skelton, Yorkshire. They were married in the West Derby registration district in 1887.
 
He had four siblings; Hannah Maud, William Garbutt, Mary Elizabeth and Doris Jane.
 
The Fleming family home was at 35 Langham Street, Kirkdale in 1891 and at 300 Stanley Road, Bootle in 1901.
 
Thomas junior was a telegraph messenger for the G.P.O. in 1911 and was living with his parents at 29 Chesnut Grove, Bootle.
 
He was serving as an Air Mechanic with the 29th Squadron Royal Air Force when he died, probably at the 62nd (1/2nd London) Clearing Station Hospital which was based at Arneke from July to September 1918.
 
The 29th Squadron was first raised as a unit of the Royal Flying Corps in 1915 and is one of the world's oldest fighter squadrons. It was posted to France in March 1916 – helping to end the Fokker Scourge and establish Allied air superiority in time for the Battle of the Somme. The squadron ended the war having claimed 385 victories.
 
After the war Thomas’ parents lived at 24 Warwick Road, Bootle.
 
They asked for the inscription - “Are thought are ever of thee” – to be added to their son’s gravestone.