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Tom Hartas GILL

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Surname: GILL

Forename(s): Tom Hartas

Place of Birth: Gargrave, Yorkshire

Service No: 116714

Rank: Gunner

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: ---

Division: division unknown

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1921-04-17

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Non-CWGC Burial: GARGRAVE (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD

Local War Memorial: GARGRAVE, YORKSHIRE

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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

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Gunner Tom Hartas GILL

Gunner Tom Hartas GILL

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

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‘Burnley News’ (23 April 1921)

DEATHS

BRIERFIELD

GILL – On April 17th, Thos. H. Gill, Albert-street, aged 23.

‘Burnley News’ (23 April 1921)

BRIERFIELD

FUNERAL OF MR. TOM GILL.–The funeral took place on Thursday at Gargrave, of the late Mr. Tom Gill, a popular Brierfield young man, whose death occurred on Sunday last after a long and painful illness which necessitated the amputation of one of his legs. Amongst the wreaths was one from the Young Mens’ Class at the Wesleyan Sunday School, which he attended.

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Birth Certificate for Tom Hartas Gill

Birth Certificate for Tom Hartas Gill

(Copy 24 August 2016)

This and all images below are courtesy of Martin Thompson, Gargrave

Tom (born 31 January 1898)

Tom (born 31 January 1898)

Wesleyan School, Gargrave (16 May 1901)

Wesleyan School, Gargrave (16 May 1901)

Tom, aged three years, is holding the board

Tom is in the front row, 5th from left (c. 1906)

Tom is in the front row, 5th from left (c. 1906)

Outside St Peter's Church, Coniston Cold

Outside St Peter's Church, Coniston Cold

Tom is in the front row, 4th from the right (c. 1906)

Bell Busk, Yorkshire

Bell Busk, Yorkshire

Tom is sitting at the front on the left (The man on the far right is Mr Taylor of Bell Busk)

Tom (c. 1908)

Tom (c. 1908)

Left to right: Jonny Roberts, Fred Taylor and Tom

Left to right: Jonny Roberts, Fred Taylor and Tom

Jonny married Tom's sister, Margaret, in 1925 (Margaret died in 1927)

Young Mens’ Class from the Wesleyan Church, Gargrave, on an outing

Young Mens’ Class from the Wesleyan Church, Gargrave, on an outing

Tom is standing in the back row, 6th from the right

Tom in his Royal Field Artillery uniform

Tom in his Royal Field Artillery uniform

Photograph by W.R. Smith, 42, Yorkshire Street, Burnley

The family of John William and Mary Elizabeth Gill, née Weatherill

The family of John William and Mary Elizabeth Gill, née Weatherill

Standing - left to right: Harold Augustus, Tom Hartas, Margaret. Sitting - left to right: John William, Florence Amy, Charles Weatherill, Lily, Mary Elizabeth

Tom (seated) and his future brother-in-law, Jonny Roberts

Tom (seated) and his future brother-in-law, Jonny Roberts

Fulwood Barracks, Preston, Lancashire

Fulwood Barracks, Preston, Lancashire

Harness Cleaners of 'C' Sub [Rooms], 8th Battery R.F.A. - Tom is standing on the far left. (Photograph by P.D. Shackley, Bamber Bridge, Preston)

'C' Sub Rooms 1 and 2, 8th Battery R.F.A., Fulwood Barracks, Preston

'C' Sub Rooms 1 and 2, 8th Battery R.F.A., Fulwood Barracks, Preston

Tom is standing third row from front, 3rd from the right

Tom is at the front, on the left, his future brother-in-law, Jonny Roberts, is standing on the left

Tom is at the front, on the left, his future brother-in-law, Jonny Roberts, is standing on the left

Tom and his mother, Mary Elizabeth

Tom and his mother, Mary Elizabeth

The photograph was taken after the Great War at his Aunt Alice’s home at Carnforth, Lancashire

Death Certificate for Tom

Death Certificate for Tom

(Copy 14 October 2015)

Gargrave (St Andrew) Churchyard

Gargrave (St Andrew) Churchyard

Gargrave (St Andrew) Churchyard (6 August 2019)

Gargrave (St Andrew) Churchyard (6 August 2019)

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