2701 Private Thomas Haworth Lakeland,
1/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment.
Born Hapton, Lancashire, enlisted Padiham, Lancashire,
Died, Home, 6 December 1915.
Buried in Padiham, St. Leonard's, Churchyard.
The Cemetery Register records that he was aged 20 at the time of his death, and was the son of Thomas Howarth Lakeland and the late Lillie Lakeland.
Reported in the Burnley Express of 15 December 1915: -
HAPTON TERRITORIAL'S DEATH.
Fatal Illness Contracted in the Dardenelles.
As announced in Saturday's "Express" the funeral
has taken place at Padiham Cemetery of Private Thomas Howarth Lakeland,
of the Burnley Territorial Regiment, whose death occurred on the 6 December
at the Graylingwell War Hospital at Chichester from shock following an
operation for a internal complaint. Private Lakeland, who was aged 21,
was a native of Hapton, and attended Hapton Church, being a member of
the choir. He was also connected to the Hapton Ambulance Brigade, but
when war broke out he grew tired of waiting to be called up for that work,
and enlisted in the Burnley Territorial Regiment. He went out to the Dardenelles
last August, and was taken ill about five weeks ago, being detained at
Malta three weeks before being brought to England, a week before his demise.
After Lakeland's enlistment the family removed to 21, Bird Street, Brierfield.
There was a funeral service conducted at Hapton Church on Sunday.