Thomas William Towlson (1877-1915)
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:
- TOWLSON, THOMAS WILLIAM. Sergeant. No 10856. 4th Battalion (1st Central Ontario Regiment) Canadian Forces. Formerly 1st Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Pontefract 29.6.1877. Son of Joseph and Jane Towlson, 195 Halifax Old Road, Grimscar, Huddersfield. Educated Hillhouse Board School, Fartown. Enlisted in the K.O.Y.L.I. on 3.1.1895 and served for eight years. Was in the South African War. Went out to Canada and lived at Emerald Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Was working as a stock-keeper in Hamilton when war was declared. Enlisted in August 1914. Killed in action at Langemarck, Belgium, on 23.4.1915. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Sergeant TOWLSON
- regiment: Canadian Infantry
- died: Friday, April 23, 1915
- record ID: 1596660
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #1596660)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #5755131)