Samuel Joyce Thomas


Of middle Temple and Ball of Lincolns Inn, published a pamphlet in 1904 on the `registration of Clubs,' and published `Red Roses' a novel in 1916. Member of the London County Council. Lieutenant in Great War 1915-17, served in France and Italy. Called to the Bar 1898.
Obituary:-
Sir Samuuel Joyce Thomas, formerly Chief justice of the Federated Malay States, died in Trinidad last Saturday. Educated at King’s College, London, He gained several academic distinctions, and in 1898 was called to the bar by the Middle Temple. His career was interrupted in 1915 when he enlisted, and was later commissioned in the Army Service Corps and attached to the Royal Garrison Artillery. He served in France, Flanders, and Italy defore being invalided out in 1919. In that year he was appointed Chief Justice of St. Vincent. Four years later he became Second Puisne Judge of Trinidad and Tobago, in appointment which he held until, in 1929 he became Puisne Judge in Kenya. In 1933 he was selected for the appointment of Chief Justice of the Federated Malay States. He retired in 1937. Two years earlier he had been created a knight. In 1910 he contested Stoke-upon-Trent in the Unionist interest, and remained prospective Unionist candidate until 1914, when he withdrew on Mr. Bonar Law’s declaration of a political armistice.

Name: Samuel Joyce THOMAS
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Born: 26 Sep1875 at:
Died: at:
Father: Edmond THOMAS
Mother: Rebecca WRIGHT
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