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Cosford, Thomas
21 April 1906 – 4 February 1943

Thomas Cosford was the son of Henry Cosford. Henry was born 22 June 1880 in Saltaire. He married Lily Whitely, 21 May 1904, at St Luke’s in Morton near Keighley.

Thomas, their eldest child, was born 21 April 1906 in Morton. He was baptised 20 May 1906 at St Luke’s. In 1911 the family were living in Sheffield with Henry employed as a miner. By 1920 they had moved to Shipley living at 1 Windsor Road. From 1921 they were living at 1 Ada Street in Saltaire. Thomas served his apprenticeship as a painter at Messrs. A Bagnall and Sons Ltd, in Shipley.

Living in Richmond, Surrey, Thomas married Hilda Lund 17 October 1931. They had one son. In 1939 they were living in Ealing, Middlesex with Thomas employed as a manager of a painting department.

Thomas joined the R.A.F. in 1941 and served in WW2 as a Sergeant Flight Engineer with the 57 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. The squadron flew Lancaster Bombers.

Thomas was killed in action, 4 February 1943, and he was buried in the St. Germain-au-Mont-d’or Communal Cemetery Extension in the Rhone Region of France. His widow was living at 74 Manor Farm Road in Alperton, Middlesex.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

 
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