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10 Jan 1893
Brother of Mr. W. A. Tomlinson, of 4, Angrave St., Blue Bell Hill, Nottingham (CWGC) When Frank attested in 1914 he gave his next of kin as John Tomlinson of Nottingham. His parents were John and Elizabeth Tomlinson. At the time of the 1911 census John was a city postman living with his wife and family at 27 Notintone Place, Sneinton. He and Elizabeth had been married for 27 years and had had seven children of whom six had survived. Five of their children were living with them: William A (22, confectioner/unemployed), Herbert (20, porter for a haberdasher), Frank (18, picture framer/unemployed), Emma (16, surgical hosiery worker) and Arthur (27, blouse cutter/unemployed). Arthur was married to Sarah Ann (24, lace worker) and they had three children: Arthur S (6), Wilfred J (4) and Leslie (2).
Member of 2nd Nottingham Company Boys' Brigade (Dakeyne Street Lads' Club). Frank went to Canada in 1912, sailing on the SS Canada which arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 1 April 1912; he appears to have been in a party of six 'Dako' boys. They probably went to Canada to go to Dakeyne's Farm in Nova Scotia under Hind's scheme to train young men in agricultural skills and give them opportunities not open to them at home. Parents gave permission for their sons to take part in the scheme which was recognised by the British and Dominion authorities as a juvenile migration scheme. His attestation papers give his employment as 'teamster'.
06 Oct 1915
204151 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
16th (Manitoba ) Bn Canadian Infantry
He attested on 21 December 1914 (Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force). He is buried in Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck (grave ref III.H.4).
Nottingham Post obituary (abridged), 21 October 1915: 'Tomlinson. Died of wounds on October 6th. Frank Tomlinson, 26th Ban Canadian Scottish (sic), son of J Tomlinson, Sneinton.'
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