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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere , Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Basford, Nottingham
Joseph Henry Tinkler was the son of John William Tinkler and Jane Soles who married in the Melton Mowbray registration district in 1884. Their children included: Charles (b.1885), John William (b.1886), May (b.1888), Caroline (b.1890), Fanny (b.1892), Jennie (b.1894), Joseph Henry (b.1896), Daisy (b.1897), George (b.1900) and Rose (b.1903). The Tinkler family lived at: 44 Palm Street, Basford [C.1891]; 19 Elson Street, Basford [C.1901]; 26 Beresford Street, Radford [C.1911]; 118 Forster Street, Radford [Army records/1913 & 1917]. John William Tinkler, who worked as a miner, died at Nottingham, aged 79, in 1938. His wife, Jane, predeceased him, dying at Nottingham, aged 59, in 1922.
Sawmill labourer (C. 1911), Miner at Radford Colliery (Army Records 1913)
17 Sep 1916
20
558162 - CWGC Website
1842
Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted at Nottingham on 30 May 1913 as a territorial with the 7th Bn. Sherwood Foresters; agreed to serve abroad on 5 August 1914; sent to France on 28 February 1915; suffered gas poisoning on 13 October 1915; initially treated at the 9th Casualty Clearing Station based at St Omer but then transferred on 15 October to No.20 General Hospital at Carniers; on 19 November 1915 was sent to the base Depot at Rouen; rejoined his Bn. on 2 December 1915; on the second day of the Battle of the Somme [2 July 1916] suffered gun shot wound to forearm, initially treated at the 20th Casualty Clearing Station but then sent to No.16 General Hospital at Le Treport; sent back to Depot for light duties before rejoining Bn. on 12 July 1916. He is buried in Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere (grave ref I.G.1)
Nottingham Post obituary (abridged), 23 October 1916: 'Private JH Tinkler (Sherwood Foresters), 118 Forster Street, Radford, killed in action September 17th aged 20.'
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere , Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Joseph Henry Tinkler - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere , Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle