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Forename(s): William Patrick
Place of Birth: Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Service No: 81905
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Engineers
Battalion / Unit: 202nd Field Coy
Division: 30th Division
Date of Death: 1916-10-11
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
William Patrick Tobin was married to Florence Bateson in 1908.
1911 Preston, Lancashire Census: 38, Schleswig Street - William Tobin, aged 37 years, born Newbridge, Ireland, husband of Florence Tobin, aged 34 years, born Clapham, Yorkshire.
William was a prison warder at H.M. Prison at Preston, Lancashire, before being called up. Both the ‘Craven Herald’ and the ‘West Yorkshire Pioneer’ give different occupations for him in their articles.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sgt William P. Tobin, 81905, R.E. Theatre of War first served in: 1 - France. Date of entry therein: 10.11.15. K. in A.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Sgt William Patrick Tobin, 81905, 202nd Fld Coy. R.E. Date and Place of Death: 11.10.16. In action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Florence. £12 17s. 10d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Patrick.
William is commemorated on Preston Roll of Honour.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
TOBIN, Sergeant W., [Bentham], killed in action in France Oct. 12, 1916.
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Sergeant William Patrick TOBIN
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Engineers
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 30th Division
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