M2/021929 Army Service Corps 136th Siege Amm Column
Died of Pneumonia 19th February 1919, aged 24
Lived at 46 Kyan Street
Buried in St Andre Communal Cemetery, France
St Peters Memorial,
Burnley Express 26th
Eltoft was born in Burnley the son of John and Mary Eltoft of 32 Lindsay
Street. He was married and lived at 46 Kyan Street and served as Lance
M2/021929 in the 136th Siege Ammunition Column of the Royal Army Service
Corps. He died of Pneumonia, aged 28, on Monday 17th February 1919 and
is buried at St. Andre Communal Cemetery, Nord, France in grave IB 28
The Burnley Express 26th February 1919
Pnemonia was the cause of death, in hospital, on February 17th of
Lce.-Corpl. Tom Eltoft (28) Mechanical Transport Section whose wife resides
at 46 Kyan Street, Burnley. He joined the forces in November, 1914, and
went overseas in July 1916. Four weeks ago he was home on leave. In civil
life he had been a motor driver at Burnley, but before enlisting had followed
that occupation in Brinscall, near Bolton. He had been a choirboy at St
Tom Eltoft was christened at St Peter’s Church on 3/12/90 the son
of John and Mary Eltoft of 32 Lindsay Street. His father’s occupation
Tom Eltoft was admitted
to St Peter’s Infant School on 19/8/95. His date of birth was 30/10/90.
His father was John Eltoft and he lived at 32 Lindsay Street.
Tom Eltoft was admitted to St Peter’s Junior School on 31/01/1898
from St Peter’s Infants School. Father was John Eltoft and he lived
at 171 Brunshaw Road.
Tom was also commemorated
on the Pickup Croft Sunday School Memorial which was dedicated on 16th
September 1922. Pickup Croft was a mission church of St Peter’s
Parish and was also used as an Infant School.