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He was the husband of Lily Tomlinson and the father of John and Horace Tomlinson.
He was a brewery labourer.
22 Aug 1916
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11th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Lance Corporal John William Tomlinson, served with the 11th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, was killed accidentally on 22nd August 1916. He is buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz. Soldiers Effects Register: Killed accidentally in France. Widow and sole legatee: Lily NOTE. Record does not mention children
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 23 September 1916: ‘L/Cpl JW Tomlinson KRR, late Court Street, Hyson Green, killed in action August 23rd (sic) age 30. Attested 7 September 1914, service reckoned from 7 September 1914. Joined 9 September 1914. Date of report 1 June 1916: deprived 7 days pay for ‘absent off leave from 12 midnight 26 December 1915 till Letter dated 8 December 1916, KRR Corps, Winchester to the officer 1/c Infantry Records, Reg. Infty Section No 2, GHQ, 3rd Echelon: ‘Please be good enough to furnish me with a reply to my letter 25119 of 26/10/16 and my reminder of 11/11/16 in which I requested you to forward to this office a copy of the Court of Enquiry held in the case of No R.3775 L/C JW Tomlinson, 11th (S) Bn, KRR Corps, who was accidentally killed in bomb explosion on 22/8/16. I would again remind you that I am awaiting this to forward to the War Office, and from whom I have received a second letter on the subject.’’ Documents relating to offences. ?Kinoulton Camp, Notts, 19/4/15. When on active service absent off pass from 12 midnight 194/15 until 1am 22/4/15. Punishment, 10 days CB, foreit 3 days pay bvy RW and deprived of 6 days pay. 1/1/16. Deprived 7 days pay for ‘absent off leave from 12 midnight 26.12.15 til 9.30pm 28/12/15 and foreit 2 days pay by Rev. Field. 4 August 1916: appointed (unpaid L/c), Field, 29 July 1916 (action date). 4 August 1916: to draw pay of appnt, (vice A 3468 L/c French R. reverted 30/7/16. Field, 30 July 1916 (action date). Hamilton Camp, 19/4/15. Absent off pass from 12 midnight 19/4/15 until (-) 22/4/15. Le Verrier, 20/7/15. Urinating in billets. In the Field, 25.12.15, Absent off leave from 12 midnight 26th to 9.30 on 28th. 8/5/16. Absent off pass from Tattoo until 8.55pm 8/5. Dantzig Alley British Cemetery Grave Reference: X. B. 10. Rachel Farrand
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