The HUNTRISS Connection

James Martin Tolson<

James Martin Tolson was born at Oaklands, 1 Greenhead Lane, Dalton, Huddersfield 26.3.1898 and was the youngest son of Whiteley and Jessy (nee Huntriss)Tolson. He was educated at Bramcote, Scarborough, and Uppingham Public School, Rutland, which he left in December, 1915.

He had been awarded a place at University College, Oxford, enlisted in the Honourable Artillery Company in April, 1916, and was commissioned into the 74th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery on 20.2.1917. Wounded in October, 1917, near Ypres, he was treated at Fazakerley Hospital. He returned to France and was gassed in June, 1918, near Adinfer, rejoining his battery in July, 1918. He was wounded, 20.10.1918, near Cambrai, and died of his wounds later that day, aged 20 years.

He is buried at Quievy Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave C51, and is listed on the Roll of Honour at Huddersfield Parish Church, St Johns Church Kirkheaton, and also at the Tolson Memorial Museum.