Friday, 29 May 2015

Nuttall, Tom - Private (202690)

Private Tom Nuttall
1st/4th Battalion,
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment,
Killed in Action 31st July 1917,
Age 24,
Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Newspaper Report:


Private Tom Nuttall, of the Black Watch Regiment, whose parents reside at 457, Acre, is offically reported as missing. Prior to enlistment he worked as a spinner.


News has been received that Private Tom Nuttall, of Cold Wells Cottages, Haslingden, was killed in action on July 31st 1917.
Aged 24, he joined up on July 14th 1916, and went out on December 7th, 1916.
He worked on munitions before joining the colours, but was previously a quarryman at Hutch Bank, Haslingden.  He leaves a wife, but no children, and his name is on Haslingden Parish Church roll of honour.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of my dear husband Private Tom Nuttall who was killed in action on July 31st 1917.

"I cannot forget you, I loved you too dearly,
For your memory to fade from my life like a dream;
Lips need not speak when the heart mourns sincerely,
I miss you, I mourn you, in silence unseen,
"They miss him most that loved him best."

From his loving Wife Lizzie, Spring Side, Haslingden.

"In the days of his youth, Death claimed him,
In the pride of his manhood days;
None knew him but to love him,
None mentioned his name but with praise."

From Mother and Father in law.

"We cannot forget him, nor do we intend,
We think of him daily, and will to the end;
We mourn for our brother in sorrow unseen,
He is with us in memories of days that have been."

From his Sister in law Polly, and Frank (in Salonica), Clara and Mary.

"Just when his hopes were brightest,
Just when his thoughts were best,
He was taken from the world of sorrow
Into eternal rest."

From his Sisters and Brothers in law.

"If I could have raised his dying head,
And heard his last farewell,
The grief would not have been so hard,
For I, who loved thee well.

The hardest part is yet to come,
When the warriors return,
And we miss amoung the cheering crowd,
The face of him we loved so well."

From his sorrowing Wife, Maggie.

"Hold him in Thy arms, O Lord,
And ever let him be,
A messenger of love between,
My aching heart and Thee."

Deeply mourned by his loving wife, Lizzie, 23 King Street, Haslingden.