Published By John Davies
BELIEVED TO BE INCORRECTLY RECORDED ON THE MEMORIAL GATES see Private 16926 Charles H Loose, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. KIA 9 October 1916, Thiepval Memorial (unknown)
Thomas Henry Loose is not listed on Shropshire Roll of Honour. Believed to be
On the WW1 Oswestry Memorial Pamphlet he is recorded as Thomas Henry Loose.
- On St Oswald’s Church WM he is recorded as Thomas H Loose, KSLI.
- No listing found on CWGC
- Nothing found on 1891, 1901 & 1911 census – (Search = born +/-10years 1890, Oswestry and variants.)
- Nothing found on military records.
Charles Henry Loose does not appear on St Oswald’s War memorial but his brother Private 6154 Albert E Loose, 2 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. KIA 26 April 1915, Menin Gate, Ypres (unknown) does – why should one brother be omitted? Conclude that ‘Thomas H Loose’ is an error in transcription, supported by his absence in records, and should read Charles H Loose.