Horace Tolson (c.1885-1918)

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, HORACE. 2nd Lieutenant. 6th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly 87th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Son of Joah and Sarah Tolson, Ryefield, Holmfirth. Educated Holmfirth Wesleyan Day School. After training as a teacher at Westminster College, London, he took up a post at a large school in Liverpool. Enlisted September 1914. Served with the R.A.M.C in the Dardenelles. Was commissioned in November, 1917. Was in charge of machine guns at Demuin on 29.2.1918 when he was reported missing, presumed killed. He was 33 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial; Holmfirth Secondary School.