Service No:
Date of Death:
The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
5th Bn.
Grave Reference

Additional Information:

Private (Rifleman) 235358, 5th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds 12 May 1918. 

Born, resident and enlisted Shap. 

Formerly 203901, Border Regiment. In the 1911 census he is the son of John and MAry Ostle, aged 20, a Farmer's son working on the farm, born Wickerslack, resident Towcett, Shap. 

Buried North of the church near the boundary in CROSBY RAVENSWORTH (ST. LAWRENCE) CHURCHYARD, Westmorland.

(CWWG Commission wrongly identifies Thomas as IE Ostle and this is due to be corrected by them.)

Thomas Ostle is also commemorated on the Crosby Ravensworth Memorial Tablet on the village hall.

See below:

Date died: 12 May 1918 in Lambeth aged 28

How died: Died of wounds 

Theatre of war: France & Flanders 

Supplementary Notes: FORMERLY 203901, BORDER REGIMENT. 

Private Thomas Rigg Ostle. 5th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Service number


Born 1890 in Crosby Ravenswotth.

Son of John and Mary Ostle.

1891  Census -

Family at Wickerslack, Maulds Meaburn 

John L Ostle  b.1861 Silloth, farmer

Mary Ostle b1851Crosby Ravensworth, wife

Nellie (Eleanor) Ostle b. 1885 Crosby Ravensworth,

Richard Ostle           b1886 in Crosby Ravensworth, 

George Winter Ostle b1889 in Crosby Ravensworth

Thomas Rigg Ostle   b1890 in Crosby Ravensworth

1901 Census 

Family still living in Wickerslack( details as for 1891 Census plus -

John Lawson Ostle - b1892 in Wickerslack

1911 Census 

Family now living at Towcett, Shap, details unchanged from previous census returns.

All the sons are now working on the farm for their father and continued to live there into the 1920's

12 May 1918 - Died of wounds whilst serving with 5th Battalion, King's (Liverpool

Regiment), Service number 235358

His service record does not seem to have survived.

Herald 18 May 1918

Rifleman Thomas R Ostle King's Liverpool Regiment son of Mr JL Ostle Towcett Shap died on Sunday in the King George Hospital London from wounds received in France he was 28 years of age

Cumberland News 25/5/18  Rifleman of Towsett died of wounds. 3B

Image for The Fallen Names on Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall, Cumbria