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09 May 1894
Newton Derbyshire
Arthur was the son of George a coal miner (born Pilsley 1860) and Ruth (née Holmes born Blackwell 1861)Tomlinson. They married in 1883 in the Mansfield Registration District and Arthur was baptised on 1st July 1894 in Blackwell. He was the brother of Joseph Tomlinson and another sibling who died in infancy. In 1911 the family lived at West End Cottage Blackwell Road Huthwaite. In December 1913 , in the Mansfield Registration area Arthur married his Daisy Mary Whetton and they subsequently had a daughter Edith born in June 1914. The family lived at 76 Blackwell Road, Huthwaite. Whilst he was on war service his wife's address was 17 Dalestorth Street New Cross, Sutton in Ashfield. Daisy married Alfred William Eade on 21st November 1918 in Milford Surrey
He worked at the New Hucknall Colliery as a miner along with his father and brother.
13 Nov 1916
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Royal Marine Light Infantry
Arthur enlisted on 8th August 1914 and served with 1st RM Battalion RN Division Royal Marine Light Infantry. His first theatre of war was Gallipoli in 1915 and following the withdrawal from the Dardanelles Peninsular, he was sent to the Western Front.
Notts Free Press – 20th July, 1917. LOCAL SOLDIERS KILLED - PRIVATE ARTHUR TOMLINSON, HUTHWAITE. After being reported as missing since November 13th ,1916, official news has now been received to the effect that Private Arthur Tomlinson of 76, Blackwell Road, Huthwaite (youngest son of Mr. George Tomlinson) was killed in action in France on that date. The deceased soldier, who was 23 years of age, enlisted on September 8th , 1914 and after being in the Dardanelles a few months was transferred to France. He was on leave in October last, and returned on November 6th ,being reported as missing a week later. Private Tomlinson worked at the New Hucknall Colliery. He leaves a wife and child. Tomlinson was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S).' Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 1A
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