Thomas Flinton (1892-1917)

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:

FLINTON, THOMAS. Private. No 240174. 'C' Company 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Birks Mill, Almondbury, 19.9.1892. Son of Thomas and Rachel Flinton, 2 Long Croft, Almondbury. Educated Almondbury National School. Employed as a weaver by Messrs T. and H. Blamires Limited, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Attended Almondbury Parish Church and was a member of the church football team. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Killed in action at Bourlon Wood, 27.11.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Almondbury War Memorial.
Brother of Private FREDERICK WILLIAM FLINTON killed in action, 5.5.1915.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission