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Place of Birth: Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire
Service No: 45378
Regiment / Corps / Service: Durham Light Infantry
Battalion / Unit: 18th (Service) Battalion. (1st County)
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1918-04-12
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 8 and 9.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
Thomas Hurst (Thomas Layfield) was the son of Clara Priscilla Layfield (born Darley, Yorkshire, c. 1870), daughter of George and Mary Layfield, née Craven. Thomas was the cousin of Private Sylvester Layfield (34329) (q.v.).
1901 Stonebeck Down, Yorkshire Census: Spring House - Thomas Layfield, aged 2 years, born Spring House, Yorkshire, son of Clara P. Layfield (single). [Clara and her children, Thomas and Margaret Ann, were living with her mother, Mary Layfield.]
1911 Kelbrook, Yorkshire Census: Paris Farm - Thomas Layfield, aged 13 years, born Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, son of Clara Hurst (married). [Clara had married William Hurst in 1905.]
The British Army Service Record for Thomas Hurst exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas Hurst, 45378, Durh. L. I.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Thomas Hurst, 45378, 18th Durh. L. I. attd. 13 Corps Re-Inf. Camp. Deceased.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Thomas Hurst, 45378, 18 Bn Durham L. I. Date and Place of Death: 12.4.18. Presumed on or since. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - William. £14 0s. 5d.
A short biography of Thomas is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Thomas HURST
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Durham Light Infantry
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division
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