L/17495 Gunner Henry Charles Twose,
Royal Field Artillery.
Born Bristol, enlisted Accrington, Lancashire.
Killed in action, France/Flanders, 10 October 1917.
Buried in La Clytte Military Cemetery, Belgium. Plot III, Row D, Grave 19.
The Cemetery Register records that he was aged 33 at the time of his death, the son of Robert and Helen Twose, of Bristol. The husband of Sarah Jane Twose of 12, Norton Street, Hapton, Burnley, Lancashire.
Reported in the Burnley Express: -
HAPTON GUNNER KILLED.
The officers commanding a battery of the R.F.A., in France wrote on October 14th, to Mrs. Twose, of 18, Morton Street, Hapton, which she received on Friday, as follows: - "Dear Mrs. Twose - I am very grieved to have to inform you of the death in action of your husband Gunner Henry C Twose, on October 10th, 1917. He was serving his gun, when a shell fell into the pit, killing him instantly. He was buried in L--- Cemetery. All the battery join me in offering you are heartfelt sympathy in your great loss. Yours faithfully, J.W. Hiltown, Commander."
Gunner H.C. Twose came to Hapton from Pontypridd, Wales, about six years ago, and up until his enlistment in May, 1915, he was employed by Messrs. John Riley and Sons, chemical manufacturers.
Shown as Twose in the Commonwealth War Graves Register and in "Soldiers Died in the Great War."