Straker, Thomas Campbell (Tom)

Private, Tom Straker, 1st West Yorkshire Regiment
Private, Tom Straker, 1st West Yorkshire Regiment. He lived at 80 Nicholson Street, Hull

BORN NORTH FERRIBY 1898. KNOWN AS “TOM”. SON OF GEORGE STRAKER & AMELIA CAMPBELL, AT 80 NICHOLSON STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). A MOULDER, EMPLOYED BY THE BRITANNIA, OIL AND CAKE MILLS, WINCOLMLEE, HULL. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT 3.5 INCHES TALL, 125 LBS, AND 35 INCH CHEST. ENLISTED HULL, 21/05/1916, AGED 17 AND 9 MONTHS. TRANSFERRED TO THE 1ST WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT, ON 10/10/1917. WOUNDED IN THE HEAD ON 20/11/1917. HE WAS REPORTED MISSING, AND PRESUMED DEAD ON 17/09/1918, AGED 20. HE WAS UNMARRIED AND HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE RETURNED TO HIS FATHER, GEORGE. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, FRANCE.

HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 19/09/1919. *
HIS BROTHER, ABLE SEAMAN, PERCY G.A. STRAKER, HMS ‘INDOMITABLE’ IS ALSO LISTED ON THE ON THE NICHOLSON STREET SHRINE


First name:
THOMAS CAMPBELL (TOM)
Military Number:
52334
Rank:
Private
Date Died
17/09/1918
Place died:
VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, FRANCE
Age:
20
80, NICHOLSON STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK