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Forename(s): Tom Hartas
Place of Birth: Gargrave, Yorkshire
Service No: 116714
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery
Battalion / Unit: ---
Division: division unknown
Date of Death: 1921-04-17
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: GARGRAVE (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD
Local War Memorial: GARGRAVE, YORKSHIRE
Tom Hartas Gill (born 31 January 1898) was the son of John William and Mary Elizabeth Gill, née Weatherill. John was born at Gargrave and Mary at Helmsley, Yorkshire. Mary was the half-sister of Private William Edward Parrott (G/44798) (q.v.).
1901 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: 26, River Place - Tom H. Gill, aged 3 years, born Gargrave, son of John W. and Mary E. Gill.
1911 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: South Street - Tom Hartas Gill, aged 13 years, born Gargrave, son of John William and Mary Elizabeth Gill.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr Thomas Gill, 116714, R.F.A.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Gnr Thomas Gill, 116714, R.F.A.
The R.F.A. Brigade that Tom served with when overseas is not known.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards 1914-1923: Gunner Thomas Gill, 116714, R.F.A. Date and cause of death: 17.4.21. Disease. Particulars of Claimant: Mother - Mrs. M. E. Gill, 41, Albert Street, Brierfield, Lancs.
Tom was buried at Gargrave on the 21 April 1921.
A T. Gill is commemorated on the Brierfield War Memorial.
A short biography of Tom 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).
Photograph courtesy of Martin Thompson, Gargrave.
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Gunner Tom Hartas GILL
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery
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