Thomas Holmes Dyson (c.1898-1918)

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:

DYSON, THOMAS HOLMES. Private. No G/14739. 6th Battalion East Kent Regiment (The Buffs). Born 56 Commercial Street, Huddersfield. Son of the late Cook- Sergeant George Dyson and Mrs Dyson. Educated St. Paul's Church of England School. Employed as a motor driver. Single. Enlisted September 1916. Was killed 29.9.1918, aged 20. He was attempting to clear a grenade in order to save his comrades in the trench with him when the grenade exploded. Buried UNICORN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 14.
ROH:- St. Paul's Church, Southgate, Huddersfield.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: East Kent Regiment
  • died: Sunday, September 29, 1918
  • age: 20 years
  • record ID: 177455