WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter C. 

Thomas Frankland (Tom) Crompton

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:13th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:King's (Liverpool Rgt)
How Died:Died of Wounds
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
Town Memorial:Stretford
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1895 in the Haslington R.D. - ref: 8e/138, the
third son of William & Ann Crompton (nee Greaves).

1901 Census - 30 Kershaw Street, Bury, Lancashire.   Son - (listed as TIM)
aged: 6 - born: Accrington, Lancashire.   Head of household - William
Crompton - Married - aged: 35 - occ: House Painter - born: Edenfield,
Lancashire.   Also - Ann Crompton - Wife - aged: 33 - born: Ramsbottom.  
Plus 3 brothers (Frank 10 - Wilfrid 8 - Fred 3) and his paternal

1911 Census - 112 King Street, Stretford.    Son - Listed as TOM) - aged:
16 - occ: Assistant Hairdresser - born: Accrington.   Head of household -
William Crompton - Married - aged: 45 - occ: Insurance Agent - born:
Edenfield, Lancashire.   Also - Ann Crompton - Wife - aged: 43 - born:
Ramsbottom.   Plus 3 brothers (Frank 20 - Wilfrid 18 - Fred 14) and 1
sister (Emmeline 10). 

Listed as Tom on Victoria Park School Mem.

Resided at 29 Urmston Lane, Stretford and Employed by W.H. Kirkham, Chester
Rd, Stretford

WO 363 - Enlisted into the King's (Liverpool Rgt) at Manchester on the 17th
November 1914.  He was aged: 19 years 8 months and his address was given as
29 Urmston Lane, Stretford - the address of his parents.  His occupation
was: Barber.   He was 5 feet  5 1/4 inches in height and his chest
measurement was 34 1/2 inches fully expanded witth a 2 inch expansion rate
and he weighed 119 lb.

Whilst stationed at Freshfield, Formby, Lancashire he was absent from
08.00hrs on the 30th January until 21.00 hrs on the 1st February 1915 -
given 4 days C.B. (Confined to Barracks).  He was absent from Tattoo until
20.00 hrs on the 16th June 1915 - given 4 days C.B.   Whilst serving at
Kinmel Park, Wales, he overstayed his pass from 12 midnight until 10.00 hrs
on the 19th July 1915 - given 2 days C.B.   On the 23rd March 1916, at
Prees Heath, Shropshire, he was absent from Tattoo until 14.00 hrs - given
7 days C.B.   Still at Prees Heath, he was absent from the Orderly Room at
09.00 hrs on the 19th April 1916 - given 3 days C.B.  Again whilst at Prees
Heath he was found to be dirty on Commanding Officer's Parade and given 5
days C.B.

He served At Home (UK) from the 17th November 1914 until the 31st May 1916
and was posted to France on the 1st June 1916. He was wounded on the 14th
July 1916.  Suffering from gunshot wounds to his thigh, he died at 01.30
hrs on the 23rd July 1916 at the No. 2 General Hospital, Havre.   His
father writing from 29 Urmston Lane, Stretford on the 24th July 1916,
requested further details on the demise of his son.  The reply was that he
had been transferred to England on the 22nd July 1916 from No. 1 Stationary
Hospital, but was too ill to continue the journey and was admitted to No. 2
General Hospital, Havre where he died the following day.

Death reported in the 26/07/1916 edition of the Manchester Evening News.

His effects comprised - A 9 ct gold ring - 1 wrist watch and strap - 1
cigarette lighter - 1 steel mirror - 1 wallet and a packet of letters.

On the 12th April 1919, his father returned a completed Army Form listing
his son's family.  By then it was reduced to him and his wife - Ann, plus
his son - Fred Crompton and daughter Emmeline Crompton.  Listed as residing
at 22 Chapel Lane, Stretford.

M.I. - "For honour liberty and truth he sacrificed his glorious youth".

CWGC - Son of William and Ann Crompton, of 22, Chapel Lane, Stretford,

Memorials found on:
St. Matthew's (Stretford)
Victoria Park School
Stretford Borough Memorial Book
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