Thomas Parrington CARLING

Son of Percy John William and Jennie Carling; husband of Margaret Carling, of East Bierley, Bradford.  Thomas served in the Royal Air Force as a Leading Aircraftman.  He died on 16th October 1943, aged 24.

He is buried at GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza).

Thomas was born in Beverley, it is not known when his family came to the village, but in 1928 they lived on Broomfield Street.  They are then recorded as living on Gothic Street in 1931, before moving to Russell Avenue.  Thomas and Margaret married in early 1942.

His headstone inscription reads:  “May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed… Rest in peace. Amen”.