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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Nottingham
Father: Arthur Tinker, born in 1870 at Leeds and working as a general carter. Mother: Elizabeth Tinker, born in 1872 in Nottingham and working as a lace hand. The family lived at 5, Pipe Street, Sneinton, Nottingham.
11 Jun 1917
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Private
11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Tinker was called up for service and following training he was drafted to France. The battalion took part in the Battle of Messines Ridge on 07/06/1917. The Sherwood Foresters attacked over 1200 yards to the top of a ridge known as Tor Top. The attack was successful, but 215 officers and men became casualties. These included George Tinker who was wounded and died on 11/06/1917. He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 18 June 1917: 'Tinker. Died of wounds June 11th 1917, Private George H Tinker, Sherwood Foresters, son of AE Tinker, 5 Pipe Street. Father (in France), mother, brother.' In memoriam published 11th June 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “TINKER. – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. G. H. Tinkler, died of wounds June 11th, 1917. Always happy, cheerful, with a heart that knew no fear. He stood to face life's battles, for those he loved so dear. Now God grant him eternal rest. – Sorrowing dad (in France), mother, brother.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    George Henry Tinker - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle