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Newark
Herbert was born in 1881 in Newark and was the son of Thomas a butcher and Edith Tinsley of 33 Castle Gate, Newark. They had a further son Charles E Tinsley who had also been born in Newark in 1883. By the 1901 census the family are living at 22 Market Place, Newark , Thomas is a butcher and is living with his wife Edith and their two sons Herbert 20 years working as an assistant butcher to his father and Charles an engineers clerk. Charles was married on 14th June 1908 at Newark to Annie Wilson Ogden, and they went onto have a son Cecil Edgar born 10th May 1913 at Sutton on Trent. In the 1911 census , Herbert has moved out of the family home and is now living at Rose Cottage, North Road, Sutton on Trent , he is 29 years of age and an insurance agent , he is living with his wife Annie W Tinsley 25 years of age.
He was educated at the Magnus Grammar School in Newark. After leaving school and a for a number of years assisted his father in the butchering business in the Market Place at Newark. Later he lived in Sutton-on-Trent and in addition to other duties was the district correspondent for the Herald.
19 Mar 1918
1420707 - CWGC Website
95002
Private
Royal Army Medical Corps
Attached Deputy Director Medical Services (DDMS) Herbert enlisted at Newark on 24th May 1916 , he stated his age was 35 years 188 days and that he lived at 31 Lime Grove, Newark he stated he was a clerk and his religion was that of Church of England. His next of kin was his wife Annie Wilson Tinsley of 31 Lime Grove. He was posted to the reserves the following day 25th May 1916. He was mobilised on 9th October 1916 and posted to the Royal Army Medical Corps on 12th October 1916. On 25th July 1917 he embarked from Devonport on board the ship ' Corinthie ' on route to Dar es Salaam East Africa and when he got to Durban, South Africa he was transhipped onto the ship 'Ingoma' he arrived and disembarked at Dar es Salaam on 29th September 1917. On the 3rd October 1917 he was posted for duty with the Bacteriological Laboratory in Dar es Salaam. On 12th January 1918 he was admitted to hospital with diarrhea which develop into dysentery on 14th March 1918 , it was while he was on board HS 'Takada' in the inner harbour of Dar es Salaam that he died on 19th March 1918.
The following is an extract from the Magnus School, Newark diary of the 'Great War' :- Wednesday 30 March 1918: After spending ten months providing medical assistance to the sick in German East Africa [as Tanzania was called] 37-year-old Herbert Frederick Jenkins Tinsley died of malaria. An old Magnus boy, for a number of years he assisted his father in the butchering business in the Market Place. Later he lived in Sutton-on-Trent and in addition to other duties was the district correspondent for the Herald. He joined the Royal Army Medical Corps on 9 October 1916 and, after a period at Blackpool, went to East Africa in the summer of 1917. He left a widow, Annie and little son, Cecil, nearly five. Annie had five brothers serving in the Army. Private 95002 Tinsley is remembered on the Dar-es-Salaam British & Indian Memorial, Tanzania.
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