Thomas Howson – Private 13897

He was Born in 1896 and was the eldest son of Andrew and Catherine.

He was one of 9 children.
Enlisted in 10th battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Thomas was Killed In Action on 27th September 1915
Commemorated Loos Memorial  – Commonwealth Graves
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: Panel 97 and 98.
There is no known grave for Thomas.
His total effects of £6.14s.2d was sent to Father Andrew.
He is commemorated in Garforth Cemetery B280

Thomas Howson Certificate

Father – Andrew H. (Born 1863 in Laverack (Barwick in Elmet) (died 1st September 1941 in his 78th year)
Mother – Catherine H. (Born 1873 in Leeds) (Died 11th December 1955 in her 83rd year)
Sister – Mary H. Born 1892 in Laverack (Barwick in Elmet)
Sister – Alice H. Born 1894 in Laverack (Barwick in Elmet)
Thomas Howson Born 1896 in Laverack (Barwick in Elmet)
Brother – Albert Born 1897 in Laverack (Barwick in Elmet)
Sister – Sarah Ann Born 1900 in East Garforth
1901 Family living at 110 New Hold Garforth Father Andrew Listed as Coal Miner Hewer
Brother – John H. Born 1902 in East Garforth
Sister – Grace H. Born 1905 in East Garforth
Brother – James H. Born 1907 in East Garforth
Brother – Andrew H. Born in 1909 East Garforth
1911 Family living 110 East Garforth (New Hold) Father Andrew still a Coal Miner Hewer,Sister Mary a Domestic Servant, 15 year old Thomas and 14 year old Albert were Coal Miners
In 1911 Andrew and Catherine had been married 20 years