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Worksop, Notts
Aylmer Erling Tomlison was the youngest of 5 boys and 4 girls born to Wilson and Jeannette Tomlinson in 1897. The family were all born in Worksop and lived at Cabin Hill, Clumber Park, Worksop. Wilson was a forester and in 1911 was the head forester inspector. As his children grew to working age most of them worked on the estate as joiners or some form of the timber trade which included Aylmer Erling Tomlison being an apprentice joiner before he enlisted in October 1916.
31 Jul 1917
1626652 - CWGC Website
1/4th Bn The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Service Record Aylmer was attested on the 15 Nov 1915 age 18. He was put on the class B reserve He initially joined the Lincoln-shire Regiment as number 63872 and was mobilised 13 March 1916. He was posted to France vis Calais on 2 Jan 1917, On 9 Feb 19`7 he transferred to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He was wounded by gunshot in the left thigh and knee on the 4 March 1917 and was back on duty on the 16th. He was posted to the 177 tunnelling coy on 9 May 1917 and was killed on 31 July 1917. Pte. Aylmer Tomlinson Worksop Guardian 24 August 1917 Mr. and Mrs. W. Tomlinson, Cabin Hill, Clumber Park, will receive the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in the bereavement they have sustained by the death of their youngest son, Pte, Aylmer E. Tomlinson, killed in action in France on July 31st. It is a grievous blow to them, for the young man, who was only 20 years of age, was a fine promising lad, one of five brothers, all of whom joined H. M.’s Forces. Pte. Aylmer Tomlinson enlisted in October, 1916, in the Sherwood Foresters, and was later transferred to the Lincolns and subsequently the North Lancashire Regt. He had been in France some little time before the end came, doing his duty bravely and well. Now, like so many gallant young men, he has laid down his life for his country. This is a proud thought which will help to sustain his parents in their deep sorrow. Before enlisting, Pte. Tomlinson was in the Clerk-of Work’s department at Clumber. Two of Mr. Tomlinson’s son’s took part in the Gallipoli expedition; one has been invalided home and the other is still with the Sherwood Rangers in Salonika. A third son is in the A. S. C. and a fourth in the West Yorks. Mr. and Mrs. Tomlinson have received many messages of sympathy, including one from the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle.
CWG additional information:- Son of Wilson and Jeannette Tomlinson, of Tuxford, Newark. Formerly 63872, Lincolnshire Regiment Ypre (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Research by Colin Dannatt
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