Tom Pybus (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:

PYBUS, TOM. Gunner. No 47410. Depot, Royal Horse Artillery. Born Slaithwaite. Lived Lord Street, Hill Top, Slaithwaite. Had eleven year's service in the Army, seven of which were spent in India. As a Reservist, was called up at the outbreak of the war. Fought at Mons, Le Cateau, the Marne, the Aisne and the first Battle of Ypres. In 1915, he took part in the engagements at Neuve Chapelle, the second battle of Ypres. In 1916 he fought in the Somme campaign. He was discharged from the army due to shell shock in 1917. Died at home on 8.1.1918 from diabetes, a complaint that he contracted in the army, through shell shock. He was 32 years of age. Buried SLAITHWAITE CEMETERY. Grave location:- B, 1, 92.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission