Tommy Knowles

Service Number: 2852956
Date of Birth: 1890
Date of Death: 1959

The 1911 census for Edgworth shows two Thomas Knowles of a suitable age to match this photo. A current resident of Edgworth has stated that the photo is not of her Uncle Tom Knowles – therefore by a process of elimination, this is Thomas Knowles (junior), born in Turton in 1890, the son of Thomas Knowles from Tottington and Isabella McCord from Belfast. He was one of six children and they lived at 109 Bolton Road, Edgworth. Father Thomas was a Greengrocer, but sadly, he died on 24 May 1894, aged 40. In 1911, Tommy was working as a ‘Side Piecer’ in a local Cotton Spinning Mill.

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