Toalster, Thomas Francis

Toalster Brothers. Hull Daily Mail 03.04.1917

BORN HULL 11/01/1893. SON OF JAMES TOALSTER AND MARY ANN CLEARY, 2 KINGS BUILDINGS, NEW GEORGE STREET AND 7 HAMPDEN TERRACE, LOCKWOOD STREET, HULL. HIS FATHER DIED IN 1913. THE FAMILY WERE ROMAN CATHOLIC. BEFORE THE WAR THOMAS WAS AN OIL SEED MILLER. HE ENLISTED IN THE HULL PALS ON 30/11/1914. HE MARRIED EVA TAYLOR ON 22/05/1915 AND HAD ONE SON, ALSO CALLED THOMAS, BORN 29/06/1915. THEY LIVED AT 7 KINGSTON BUILDINGS, NEW GEORGE STREET (ARMY RECORDS ADDRESS) AND 8 DANESBURY AVENUE, ARUNDEL STREET, HULL. HE SERVED IN EGYPT FROM 14/02/1915. TRANSFERRED TO FRANCE 8/3/1916. APPOINTED CORPORAL ON 12/07/1916. WOUNDED 18/10/1916. KILLED IN ACTION 13/11/1916, AGED 23. HIS BODY WAS NEVER FOUND AND HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE THEIPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, FRANCE, WITH HIS BROTHER.
HIS TWO BROTHERS ALSO DIED IN THE WAR:- PTE, EDWARD TOALSTER, 2ND EYR, WAS KILLED ON 07/05/1915 & CPL, JOHN TOALSTER, 1ST EYR ALSO KILLED ON 01/07/1916. THEIR NAMES ARE RECORDED ON ST CHARLES CHURCH MEMORIAL. THEIR PHOTOS WERE ALL PRINTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON THE 3RD AND 7TH APRIL 1917. ARE ALL LISTED ON HULL’S, NEW GEORGE STREET ROLL OF HONOUR.

Serre, 13th November 1916


First name:
THOMAS FRANCIS
Military Number:
13/936
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Date Died
13/11/1916
Place died:
THEIPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, FRANCE
Age:
23
7 HAMPDEN TERRACE, LOCKWOOD STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK