QSA (4) Belmont, Modder River, Paardeberg, Driefontein (143807. A.B. T. Fido. HMS “Monarch”) engraved naming
Thomas Fido was born at Langport, Somerset, on 4 July 1872, and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 20 December 1887. Advanced Able Seaman on 1 August 1892, he joined HMS Monarch on 26 January 1897, and served in her during the Boer War. He died from enteric fever at Bloemfontein on 17 May 1900.