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Thomas HURST

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Surname: HURST

Forename(s): Thomas

Place of Birth: Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire

Service No: 45378

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Durham Light Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 18th (Service) Battalion. (1st County)

Division: 31st Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1918-04-12

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 8 and 9.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

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 entry

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Private Thomas HURST

Private Thomas HURST

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Durham Light Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Durham Light Infantry

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HURST

Forename(s): Thomas

Born: Pateley Bridge, Yorks

Residence: Barnoldswick

Enlisted: Keighley

Number: 45378

Rank: Private

Regiment: Durham Light Infantry

Battalion: 18th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 12/04/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HURST

Forename(s): Thomas

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 45378

Rank: Private

Regiment: Durham Light Infantry

Unit: 18th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 12/04/1918

Additional Information:

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31 May 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

WOUNDED AND MISSING

Private Thos. Hurst, D.L.I., of Holly Bank, Tubber Hill, Barnoldswick, is missing since April 12th.

11 July 1919

BARNOLDSWICK – MISSING, PRESUMED DEAD

Mr. and Mrs. Hurst, Holly Bank, Tubber Hill, Barnoldswick, have received an official intimation presuming the death of their son, Private Thomas Hurst, D.L.I., previously reported missing on the 12th April, 1918. He joined up at the age of 18, and had served two years.

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31 May 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Barnoldswick Wounded and Missing

Pte. Thomas Hurst, D.L.I., of Holly Bank, Tubber Hill, Barnoldswick, has been missing since April 12th.

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