Hulme, Thomas

Thomas Hulme, Private 290909, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
Died 14th October 1918 in France & Flanders, aged 22

 

Park Green H-JEARLY LIFE

Son of Mrs S J Hulme, of 75 Bank Street, Macclesfield.

 

MILITARY SERVICE

The death of Private Thomas Hulme was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 1 November 1918:

PRIVATE THOMAS HULME, Cheshire Regt, son of Mrs Hulme, 75 Bank Street, Macclesfield, was killed on October 15 in France. Twenty-two years of age, Pte Hulme enlisted in December 1914 in the Territorials and was drafted to Egypt. He was transferred to France a few months ago. Pte Hulme was educated at St Paul’s School, and attended St Peter’s Sunday School and Church. He was a member of St Peter’s boy scouts. Before enlistment he was employed at the Lower Heys Mill. Pte Hulme was a friend of Corporal Jepson who has also fallen on the battlefield.

 

COMMEMORATION

Private Thomas Hulme is buried in Grave Ref. XX. D. 9. in the Hooge Crater Cemetery at Ypres, Belgium. His mother asked for the inscription “WE MISS HIM MOST / WHO LOVED HIM BEST / FONDLY REMEMBERED / BY HIS MOTHER” to be added to his headstone.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Thomas Hulme, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

In Macclesfield, Private Thomas Hulme is commemorated on the Park Green, Town HallSt Michael’s Church and St Peter’s Church war memorials.

 

NOTES

 

SOURCES

Lives of the First World War website
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Macclesfield Times: 1 and 22 November 1918


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