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Thomas Asquith GILL

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Surname: GILL

Forename(s): Thomas Asquith

Place of Birth: Gargrave, Yorkshire

Service No: 108802

Rank: Gunner

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Garrison Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 121st Heavy Battery

Division: ---

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1918-12-04

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: IV. A. 2.

CWGC Cemetery: BELGRADE CEMETERY

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Local War Memorial: GARGRAVE, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Thomas Asquith Gill was the son of Luke and Annie Maria Gill, née Nettleton. Luke was born at Keighley and Annie at Birstwith, Yorkshire.

1901 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: Church Street - Thos. A. Gill, aged 8 years, born Gargrave, son of Luke and Annie Maria Gill.

1911 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: Bridge House - Thomas Asquith Gill, aged 18 years, born Gargrave, son of Luke and Annie Maria Gill.

Thomas died of bronchial pneumonia at No 4 Casualty Clearing Station, France.

The British Army Service Record for Thomas Asquith Gill exists but may be incomplete.

A short biography of Thomas is included in: ‘From Mills to Marching and Back Again - A History of Gargrave from 1900 to 1925’ by Sue Lyall and Donavon Slaven with contributions from George Ingle, Ray Jones and Martin Thompson (2019).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

GILL, Driver Tom, R.G.A., son of Mrs. I. Gill, Bridge House, Gargrave, died from pneumonia, France, Nov. 6, 1918.

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Gunner Thomas Asquith GILL

Gunner Thomas Asquith GILL

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery

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Surname: GILL

Forename(s): Thomas Asquith

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 108802

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery

Unit: 121st Heavy Bty.

Age: 26

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Died Date: 04/12/1918

Additional Information: Son of Luke and Annie Maria Gill, of Holme Bridge, Gargrave, Leeds.

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

20 December 1918

GARGRAVE – DRIVER TOM GILL, R.G.A.

Another Gargrave youth, whose photo we produce here, has to be added to the Craven Roll of Honour. Mrs. L. Gill, Bridge House, has received news from the Rev. T. Gordon Sharpe, Chaplain to the Forces at Namur, that her elder son, Tom, succumbed in hospital to a severe attack of pneumonia on Wednesday, November 6th, after two years’ service as driver in the R.G.A. The Chaplain says:– “Everything possible was done for him, and he received the very best of treatment. He was interred in the cemetery at Namur.”

Mrs. Gill has a younger son, Leonard, serving in East Africa. Much sympathy is felt for this great blow to the family coming so soon after the death of his father. Deceased was a member of the Gargrave Rechabite Tent, and a memorial service was held and the ‘Last Post’ bugled on Sunday night at the Wesleyan Chapel, and the Vicar also referred to his death at the Parish Church. He was highly respected.

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20 December 1918

Gargrave Soldier’s Death in Belgium

Another Gargrave youth whose photo we reproduce has to be added to the Craven Roll of Honour. Mrs. L. Gill, Bridge House, has received news from Rev. T. Gordon Sharpe, chaplain to the forces, at Namur, that her elder son Tom, succumbed in hospital to a severe attack of pneumonia on Wednesday, November 6th, after two year’s service as driver in the R.G.A. The chaplain says:– “Everything possible was done for him and he received the very best of treatment.” He was interred in the cemetery at Namur. Mrs. Gill has a younger son, Leonard, serving in East Africa. Much sympathy is felt for the family, coming so soon after the death of his late father. Deceased was a member of the Gargrave Rechabite Tent, and a memorial service was held and the Last Post bugled on Sunday night at the Wesleyan Chapel, and the Vicar also referred to his death at the Parish Church. He was highly respected.

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