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Thomas Lister Mitchell (1885-1917)

Cotton Worker from Bradford served with 4th and 18th DLI commemorated on the Arras Memorial

Thomas Lister Mitchell, the son of Isaac and Maria Mitchell, was born in Bradford on 18 August 1885. He had five sisters, lived in Bradford all his life and was a cotton worker. In December 1903 he married Emma Jane Maw and they had two children, Bessie, born on 3 June 1904 and Arthur, born on 18 December 1916.

On 11th December, 1915 Thomas joined the Durham Light Infantry and served in the 4th and 18th Battalions. He was killed on 3 May 1917 at the Battle of Arras and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, in the Durham Cathedral Book of Remembrance and the Bradford WWI Roll of Honour.

Birth date: 18-Aug-1885

Death date: 3-May-1917

Armed force/civilian: Army

Residence: 10 Barton Street, Horton Bank Top, Bradford, Yorkshire (1891 census)
3 South Street, Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire (1901 census)
47 Holme Top Street, Bradford, Yorkshire (1911 census)
4 Holly Street, Horton Bank Top, Bradford, Yorkshire (British Army WWI Service Records 1915)

Employment: Dyer’s Labourer (1901 census)
Cotton Dyer’s labourer (1911 census)
Dyer’s labourer (British Army WWI Service Records 1915)

Family: Father: Isaac Mitchell
Mother: Maria Mitchell (nee Dracup)
Siblings: Gertrude, Lena, Dora, Lydia & Mary Mitchell
Wife: Emma Jane Mitchell (nee Maw)
Children: Bessie & Arthur Mitchell

Military service:

Joined Durham Light Infantry at Bradford on 11th December 1915 and served in 4th & 18th Battalions
Regimental no.: 37755

Medal(s): British War Medal
Victory Medal

Memorial(s): Arras Memorial, Bay 8
Durham Cathedral Book of Remembrance
Bradford WWI Roll of Honour

Gender: Male

Contributed by John Edwards

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