Brotherton, Tom –

Second son of Reuben Brotherton, of 10, Hastings Road, Bolton, Lancashire, and formerly of 31, Queensgate, Bolton, Lancashire. An old boy of Bolton Municipal Secondary School. Previously in the employ of Messrs. Tillotson and Son, Ltd. Formerly Sergeant 45574, Motor Machine Gun Brigade., Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Commissioned 1916. During the operations in the vicinity of Passchendale, on the night of 29/10/1917, this officer was leading his Battery to a new position, when he was instantly killed by enemy shell fire. Step-brother of Tom Lever.

Personal details

  • Surname: Brotherton
  • Forename: Tom
  • Date of birth: January 4th, 1886
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Not known
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 31
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: October 29th, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Captain
  • Unit: No.1 Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps.
  • Service number: Not known
  • Regiment: Canadian Imperial Forces
  • Enlistment date: August 31st, 1914 - 1914-08-31
  • Enlistment location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Conflict: WW1

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 24/12/1914 02/07/1915 28/07/1916 09/11/1917 07/12/1917 03/01/1919
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7c 5f/g 6e 6b* S12* 1a
  • Bolton Chronicle: 09/11/1917

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