Saturday, 16 May 2015

Tasker, Thomas - Private (102224)

Private Thomas Tasker
Royal Army Medical Corps,
Died 13th June 1919
Age 42

Buried at St John's Stonefold on 17th June 1919

Thomas Tasker was born in Haslingden in 1877. He was the son of Thomas and Agnes Tasker of 684, Blackburn Road, Haslingden, where the family were still living in 1891, when 13 year old Thomas was living there with his parents and sisters Margaret, Ellen and Mary. By 1901 Thomas’s family were living at 9, Towngate, Haslingden where his father was Inn Keeper at the Old Black Dog Inn. Besides Thomas and his parents, his brothers John, Peter, Ormerod, Henry and Herbert and sister May were also living at the Inn. At this time Thomas was employed as a stone quarry labourer despite all the other members of his family being involved in the running of the Old Black Dog. On 4 December 1907 Thomas married Susan Ann Bell at St. John’s Church, Stonefold. Thomas and Susan had a son, Thomas, who was born on 7 June 1912, when the family were living at 655, Blackburn Road, Acre, and was baptised at Stonefold Church on 7 July 1912. Thomas’s father died at Edgerton, near Bolton in 1913.
Thomas died on 13 June 1919 and was buried in Stonefold Churchyard on 17 June. He was 42 years of age.