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Radford Nottingham
He was born about 1883 the son of Robert and Martha Tinkler (b. Littleworth, Gloucester). Robert was a bricklayer. In 1881, before Thomas was born, his parents were living on Cross Street, Clay Cross, Derbyshire, with their six children; Robert (13, b. Clay Cross), Emily (10, b. Grantham), Eustace (8, b. Hucknall Torkard). Andrew (6, b. Hucknall Torkard), Henry (3, b. Clay Cross) and Elizabeth (10m, b. Clay Cross). Martha was widowed by 1891 and living at 25 Peveril Street, Radford, although it is probable that she and her husband had moved to Nottingham some years before his death as Thomas Frederick was born in Radford about 1883. Their eldest child, Robert, may have died in Nottingham in 1887. Five children were living with their mother at the time of the 1891 census: Emily, Herbert, Andrew, Thomas Frederick (8) and George (5). By 1901 Martha had moved to 66 Bateman Street, Hyson Green, still as head of the household, although in addition to her two youngest sons, Frederick and George, her married daughter, Emily, was in the house on the night of the census together with her three children, Emily Elizabeth (6), James Robert/Robert James (5) and Nellie (4). Emily had married William Hodgkinson Daws in 1894. However, by 1911 Martha was an inmate in an institution in Nottingham (possibly in old persons' accommodation or a hospital) and probably died two years later in 1913 aged 69. In 1911 Thomas was living with his sister, Emily, her husband and their children, who now included a third daughter, Florrie (7), at 53 Bobbers Mill Road, Hyson Green; he was described on the census as a a boarder. The notice of Thomas' death in the local paper gave his address as 30 Bobbers Mill, but it is not clear whether he was still living with his sister and brother-in-law. Emily, who was his legatee, probably died in 1933 aged 62.
In 1911 he was a threader in the lace trade.
22 Mar 1918
1589632 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Nottingham.
11th Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
He was in France from 27 December 1914. He was reported missing on 22 March 1918 but his death was not confirmed until the following year. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial (Panel 19 to 21). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 4 October 1919: ‘Tinkler. Missing 22 March 1918, now reported dead, Private Fred Tinkler, Royal Fusiliers, of 30 Bobbersmill Road. Sister Emily and family.’ His sole legatee was his sister, Emily Daws (nee Tinkler).
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