Douglas Irvine Tolson (c.1899-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

TOLSON, DOUGLAS IRVINE. Cadet. No 177552. 2 Observer School. Royal Air Force. Second son of Walter and Kate Helena Tolson, Upperbridge, Holmfirth. Educated Holmfirth Secondary School. Prior to enlistment, was a student in the dyeing and chemistry department at the Huddersfield Technical College. Enlisted in Spring 1918. Died from pneumonia, 1.11.1918, whilst in training at Manston near Ramsgate. He was 19 years of age. Buried HOLMFIRTH WESLEYAN BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- FO 7.
ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial; Holmfirth Secondary School; Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Royal Air Force
  • died: Friday, November 1, 1918
  • age: 19 years
  • record ID: 2752008