|Harry Tock is remembered on the side of the Church Hall on Crookes Street|
1899 in Barnsley, Yorkshire
George William Tock b.1866 in Barnsley d.1939 in Barnsley
1911: Builder and Stone Mason 29 Fitzwilliam Street, Barnsley
married in the Barnsley Registration District in Q2 1898 (9c 396)
Ada (maiden name White) b.1871 in Thornhill Lees, nr Dewsbury d.1955 in Barnsley
Position in family: The eldest of 7 children
1. Harry Tock b.1899 WW1 KILLED
2. Doris Tock b.1901
3. Fred Tock b.1902
4. Lucy Tock b.1904
5. Hilda Tock b.1905
6. Mabel Tock b.1909
7. George Tock b.1913
Home address, age and occupation:
1901: 25 Fitzwilliam Street, age 1
1911: 29 Fitzwilliam Street, age 11
Harry was unmarried
Regiment and Battalion: 1/7th Btn Durham Light Infantry
Service number and rank: 98990 Private
Regiment and Battalion: 9th West Riding Regiment
Service number and rank: 35023 Privae
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Death: 4 November 1918 aged 19
Buried at: Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Grave Reference: VII. B. 3.
(Harry's parents paid for the dedication, "In Loving memory of our Eldest Son" to be added to his CWGC gravestone.)
Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of George William and Ada Tock, of 33, Fitzwilliam Street, Barnsley, Yorks.
Harry is remembered on an inscribed stone on the side of the Farrar Street United Reformed Church (see above) and on his parents' gravestone in Barnsley Cemetery.
Lives of the First World War
This death notice was inserted in the Barnsley Chronicle on 30 November 1918 (thanks to Barnsley Archives).
"Tock - In affectionate rememberance of Pte. Harry Tock, W. R. Regt., the beloved son of George William and Ada Tock, who was killed in action November 4th, 1918, aged 19 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Tock and family sincerely thank all friends for kind sympathy in their sad bereavement.
33, Fitzwilliam Street, Barnsley."
|Barnsley Chronicle 6 May 1933 (thanks to Barnsley Archives)|
George William Tock's father, Henry Tock, was also a Stone Mason and originally came from Winterton in Lincolnshire. The surname Tock seems to come from the Brigg, Goole and Thorne area of North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.