Arthur F Tomlinson



Feb 9, 1893

Born in England


Nov 17, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59992 (temporary number 475)

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

Ø      Previous occupation given as Painter

o       This was later noted as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      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

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

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