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Name:
Tobias Pratt
Casualty No.:
Initials:
T
Service No.:
220859
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Bowes
Age at Death:
48
Ranks:
Private, Pioneer
Unit:
Royal Engineers, 302nd Road Construction Company
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Richmond
Home Address:
Spital, Bowes. Probably Three Chimneys. At the age of one, he was living at Vale House, his grandparents' farm. At the time of his death, his mother, Agnes, was living at "Rockcliffe", 44 South Road, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland.
Civilian Employment:
Roadmaker
Cause of Death:
Bronchitis
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
France
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
War memorial St Giles' Church Bowes and Village Hall Bowes
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Etaples Military Cemetery
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:

Born in around 1870/71. At the age of one, Tobias was living at Vale House with his grandparents. Also present in the house was James Pratt, a farm labourer.  By 1881, Tobias was living with James and Agnes Pratt, now married, on a farm in Spital (probably Three Chimeneys) and was listed as James' son. In 1911,  by which time Agnes was a widow, he is recorded as Tobias Gibson, a Roadmaker working for the Rural District Council. He reverted to Pratt when he enlisted 6 years later.  At the time of Tobias' death, Agnes was living at  "Rockcliffe", 44 South Road, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland.   

Notes:

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records Tobias' age at death as 45. However, on his attestation papers his age is given as 46 years and 9 months, which means at the time of his death, 3 months' later, he would be been 48. 

 

Teesdale Mercury 25 April 1917: Memorial Service, Bowes.

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First Name: Bowes War Memorials; www.cwgc.org; Last Name: Bowes War Memorials; www.cwgc.org; Initials: Bowes War Memorials; www.cwgc.org; Date of Death: www.cwgc.org; Service: www.cwgc.org; Ranks: Bowes War Memorials; www.cwgc.org; Service Number: www.cwgc.org;; Unit: www.cwgc.org; Place of Birth: Private Individual; Age at Death: Private Individual; Place Enlisted: Private Individual; Home Address: Private Individual; Civilian Employment: Private Individual; Cause of Death: www.cwgc.org; Date of Death: Private Individual; Place of Death: Teesdale Mercury 25 April 1917; Buried: www.cwgc.org; UK Commemorated: Bowes' Memorials; Family Details: www.cwgc.org; Private Individual; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk;;