Thomas William Clucas was born at Kirkbride in the north of the Isle of Man and was baptised at Bride Parish Church on the 15th May 1881.
 
He was the son of George Clucas and his first wife Isabella (nee Quarrie). His parents were both natives of the Isle of Man, his father having been born at Douglas and his mother at Kirkbride. They were married at Bride Parish Church on the 19th June 1880.
 
At the time of the 1881 census, shortly before Thomas William was born, his parents were living at Ballaslig, a farm in Andreas Parish. By 1883 the Clucas family had moved to Brisbane Street Kirkdale, where his sister, Jessie Isabella Clucas, was born and her mother Isabella died in 1886.  
 
George Clucas remarried in 1888 to Annie Prenton (nee Mercer) the widow of Richard Prenton. Annie's first husband died in 1882 after less than three years of marriage. They had one daughter, Alice Ann Prenton, in 1881.
 
George had six daughters with his second wife - Caroline Elizabeth (b 1889), Emily (b 1890), Georgina Maud (b 1892), Agnes May (b 1894) Mary Elizabeth (b 1896) and Sarah Jane (1898-1899).
 
In 1891 the George and Annie Clucas were living at 53 Claudia Street, Walton with their five children, William, Jessie, Caroline and Emily Clucas and Alice Prenton. George was working as a dock labourer.
 
After his wife, Annie, died in March 1899 George married for a third time to Letitia Nelson (nee Stewart), with whom he had a son, James born in 1900. Letitia was the widow of Charles Nelson and already had a daughter, Elizabeth Nelson, born in 1893.
 
George and Letitia Clucas were living with their children - Emily, Georgina, Agnes, Mary and James Clucas and Elizabeth Nelson - at 57 Arthur Street, Walton in 1901. By 1911, when they were living at 27 Knowsley Road, Bootle only Mary and James Clucas wre still living at home. George Clucas died in 1929. 
 
Thomas William Clucas married Mary Kate Levins at St.Johnís C.of E. Church, Waterloo in 1905. His wife was born at Drogheda, Ireland but had moved to Bootle by the time she was four years old. Mary Kate was a Roman Catholic and her children were all baptised as Catholics.
 
 In 1911 Thomas William and Mary Kate were living at 24 Nevada Street, Bootle and Thomas was working as a plasterer at the Royal Liver Buildings which was then under construction. They were sharing the house with Mary Kate's sister Margaret and her husband Joseph Toole.
 
Thomas and his wife had five children; Isabella (b 1906), George Patrick (b 1908), James J (b 1910), Anne (b 1914) and Thomas William jun (b 1916).  
 
Thomas William Clucas enlisted in the army at Bootle. His service records have not survived and his medal card suggests that he was posted to the front after January 1916. He served with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (no 50808) but had transferred to the Border Regiment (no 3819, 28022) by the time he died of wounds in France on the 3rd February 1917.
 
His widow lived at 23 Coleridge Street, Bootle after the war. She remarried at St.James R.C. Church, Bootle in 1919 to John Farley. They had a daughter, Sarah, in 1920.
 
Thomas Clulcas' eldest son, George Patrick Clucas, lost his life during World War Two whilst serving aboard S.S. Ceramic.