One hundred years ago yesterday, over four years into the Great War, Corporal Thomas Cork, 19027 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) was killed in France, aged 22.
Thomas was a Porthill Scout, and was the fifteenth of eighteen of our Scouts, that we know of, that were killed in the Great War.
Thomas Horrocks Cork b. 1896 in Hinstock, Shropshire – d. France 1918.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.