Christleton Village History Group

Christleton Village Voices

Remembering our Forgotten Heroes 1914-18

Tom Albert Weaver

Commemorated on the War Memorial, Church Wall Memorial at St James’ and at Christleton Institute.
Also Commemorated on a Family Memorial cross at St James' 663c

Name:
Thomas Albert Weaver
Address:
Fern Cottage, Christleton
Born:
19th September 1891
Regiment:
Durham Light Infantry
Rank:
Private
Service Number:
18210
Medal Ref:
WO372/21/53550
Death Date:
1st August 1916
Death:
Mortally wounded in advancing with his regiment.
Buried:
Together with 2,874 Commonwealth Gravesrn European Theatre. Battle of Willerval
Commemorated:
Longuenesse St Omer South Cemeter, Pas de Calais, France
Also on a Memorial Cross 663C at St James' Churchyard
Thomas was the son of John and Fanny Weaver Fern Cottage Christleton. His obituary in the Cheshire Observer 12th August, 1916 reveals more information about him.

He was born in Christleton but work took him to another district. Shortly after the outbreak of war, joined the Durham Light Infantry and was training at Hartlepool when the German raid took place. He saw many comrades killed. He then went to serve abroad. He was called back to attend his father’s funeral, but was late and missed the sad event, but when he arrived later that day he was a great comfort to his mother, “touching to behold”
He had a good name in the village. He was mortally wounded, in advancing with his regiment.
Rector G.M.V. Hickey
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Tom A. Weaver