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Surname: WILDMAN

Forename(s): Thomas

Place of Birth: Nelson, Lancashire

Service No: 30450

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 2/4th Battalion

Division: 57th (2/West Lancashire) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-10-23

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: V. D. 3.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

Thomas Wildman was the son of Edward and Alice Wildman, née Wilmore. Edward was born at Nelson and Alice at Wheatley Lane, Lancashire.

1881 Nelson, Lancashire Census: 11, Manchester Road - Thomas Wildman, aged 3 years, born Nelson, son of Edward and Alice Wildman.

1891 Nelson, Lancashire Census: 35, William Street - Thomas Wildman, aged 13 years, born Nelson, son of Edward and Alice Wildman.

1901 Foulridge, Lancashire Census: 20, Station Road - Tom Wildman, aged 23 years, born Nelson, Lancashire, son of Alice Wildman, widow.

Thomas was married to Ada Burrows in 1904.

1911 Foulridge, Lancashire Census: 42, Town Top - Thomas Wildman, aged 33 years, born Nelson, Lancashire, husband of Ada Wildman.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas Wildman, 347159, 267 Employment Coy.; 30450, L.N.Lan.R. K. in A. 23.10.18. Correspondence: E. Crabtree, guardian of the late soldier's daughter, Marion, applies for medals. Address: 12, Queen's St., Colne.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Thomas Wildman, 347519, 267 Employment Coy; 30450, 8 N. Lan. R.; 2/4 N. Lan. R.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Thomas Wildman, 30450, 2/4 Bn Loyal North Lancs. Date and Place of Death: 23.10.18 in action France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Ada. £4 4s. 8d. Widow - Ada. £8 9s. 3d. Benefit [for] child Marion. War Gratuity: Ernest Crabtree. £8 10s. 0d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Thomas. Name(s) on card(s): Widow: Ada, born 5.2.80. Died 20.5.19. Address: 59, Gordon Road, Nelson. Daughter: Marion Wildman, born 2.2.13. Guardian: Mr Ernest Crabtree.

Thomas is commemorated on the Colne War Memorial.

Photograph: 'Colne & District Roll of Honour & War Record 1914-1919'.

Data Source: West Yorkshire Pioneer Article


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

WILDMAN, Thomas, killed in action, France, October 1918.


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Private Thomas WILDMAN

Private Thomas WILDMAN

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 57th (2/West Lancashire) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 57th (2/West Lancashire) Division

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

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: WILDMAN

Forename(s): Thomas

Born: Nelson


Enlisted: Foulridge, Lancs

Number: 30450

Rank: Private

Regiment: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Battalion: 2/4th Battalion (Territorial Force)


Died Date: 23/10/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: WILDMAN

Forename(s): T

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 30450

Rank: Private

Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Unit: 2nd/4th Bn.



Died Date: 23/10/1918

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08 November 1918

Foulridge Casualties

Last week news came to Foulridge of the deaths of two more of her soldiers. Transport-driver Chester Wray Lonsdale, who was attached to the Salonica forces, died in hospital from pneumonia. He was the son of Mr. James Lonsdale, manufacturer, of West Cliffe, Foulridge, and was married.

Pte. Thomas Wildman was killed in action in France. Since his enlistment his wife left the village, but his brothers and their families still remain.

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