Lance Cpl. T.H. Wilson


FIRST NAMES: Thomas Henry

UNIT: Royal Army Service Corps

NUMBER: T4/276326


DATE OF DEATH: 26th January 1918

CEMETERY OR MEMORIAL: Brompton Churchyard

AGE: 30

Thomas was the son of the late Richard Wilson. He was married to a daughter of a Mr. Coltman of Deighton.

Before joining up, he had worked as a postman in the Cowton District and before that, on the Low Moor Round at Brompton. He was also a member of the Brompton Weslyan Choir.

Thomas died, aged 30, of pneumonia at the Brighowgate Military Hospital in Grimsby. A pneumonia pandemic swept across the world in 1918 and actually killed more people than the Great War itself. Many of the men who had endured the horrors of this War fell victim to the virus, including Thomas Wilson of Brompton. He died in the service of his country and was buried in Brompton Churchyard, with full military honours, on 30th January 1918.