Torkington, Thomas Henry –

Of 7, Devonshire Road, Bolton, Lancashire. “Well known as a car conductor on the Brownlow Fold route, Gunner Thos. H. Torkington (27) is stated by the chaplain to have been killed on April 25th while going to the assistance of two mates who had been buried alive. His mother, Mrs. Mort, lives at 7, Devonshire Street. Torkington met his death just a year from the day he joined the Royal Field Artillery”. (BJ&G: 25.05.17).

Personal details

  • Surname: Torkington
  • Forename: Thomas Henry
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 27
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: April 25th, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Gunner
  • Unit: 129th Battery, 42nd Brigade.
  • Service number: 136229
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Enlistment date: April 25th, 1916 - 1916-04-25
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 25/05/1917 07/12/1917 26/04/1918
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6e/f* S17* 6g

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