Arthur F Tomlinson

 

 

Feb 9, 1893

Born in England

 

Nov 17, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

      Number 59992 (temporary number 475)

      Next of kin given as Mr RM Tomlinson (brother) of Box 609 Renfrew Ontario

      Previous occupation given as Painter

o       This was later noted as Farmer

      No previous military experience given

      Religion given as Church of England

      Assigned to “D” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “B” Company

 

May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec

  

 

May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe Kent

 

Jul 13, 1915

Appointed to rank of Lance Cpl

 

Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkstone

 

 

Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer

 

Feb 14, 1916

Granted 9 days leave

 

Feb 23, 1916

Rejoined battalion from leave

 

Jun 24, 1916

Permanently employed at 2nd Division Headquarters on Sanitary Fatigue duty under the Camp Commandant, Dickebusch

 

Jul 19, 1916

Admitted to No 10 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with wounds to right thigh, right hand, right shoulder and chest, and is placed on dangerously ill list

 

Jul 21, 1916

Officer Commanding No 10 CCS reports no change in condition

 

Jul 23, 1916

Died of his wounds at 1.30 am

  
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Poperinghe Belgium

 

Dec 31, 1920

Beginning on this date, and on subsequent dates, the following were sent to his brother, WH Tomlinson Esq, Grammar School, Guilsborough, Northamptonshire, England 

1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Plaque
Scroll 

No Memorial Cross was issued as his mother was deceased, and he was not married 


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