Wilbert Vere Awdry (Wilbert Vere Awdry)

Wilbert Vere Awdry

Author. He was the creator of Thomas the Tank Engine,  a popular character in children’s fiction.  Awdry originally invented the stories as a way of entertaining his young son Christopher as he recovered from scarlet fever. The first book of the series,  “The Three Railway Engines”, was published in 1945. (bio by: John Byrne)

Born

  • June, 15, 1911

Died

  • March, 03, 1997

Cemetery

  • Gloucester Crematorium
  • Gloucestershire
  • England

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