Tom Topping (c.1883-1917)

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.
Tom Topping

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

TOPPING, TOM. Private. No 41854. 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. Formerly No 50653 North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Marsden. Married, with one child. Lived Towngate, Marsden. Was in business on his own account as a plumber and glazier in Towngate, Marsden. He was a very clever comic singer and was in great demand at local concerts and entertainments. Enlisted April 1917. Embarked for France on 2.10.1917. Was seriously wounded in the head on 18.12.1917. Died of wounds at No 48 Casualty Clearing Station, 26.12.1917, aged 34 years. Buried ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row C, Grave 15.
ROH:- Marsden Liberal Club; Marsden War Memorial.

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