Bolton Borough Coat of Arms from original Oxford Grove Council School Oxford Grove Council School, Bolton, Roll of Honour 1914-1919
 

Name

Position on Roll

Rank

Service Number

Unit

Place of birth

Date of birth

Enlisted

Place of death

Date of death

Age at death

Where buried

Tom LeverLever, Tom

C5-13

Signaller

8566

11th Bn Royal Fusiliers

Bolton, Lancashire

1896

 

France

1 July 1916

20

Not Known - listed on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

 

A promising career has been cut short by the death in action of Pte. Tom Lever, Royal Fusiliers, previously an employee in the Health Department of the Bolton Corporation. The first information to reach his parents, who reside at 31 Queensgate, was from an unusual source, an Oxford lady, with whom he had been billeted whilst in training stated that she had received the sorrowful news from one of his comrades lying wounded at Birmingham. As a boy Lever attended Oxford Grove School, and was a well-known and respected scholar at Beverley-rd. I. M. Church. He was killed on July 7th - less than a week after his 20th birthday. The young soldier was step-brother of Mr. Tom Bretherton, of the Canadians, and recently promoted to commissioned rank.

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