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William TOMLINSON (3)

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Forename(s): William

Place of Birth: Ingleton, Yorkshire

Service No: 1840

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Australian Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 45th Battalion

Division: 4th Australian Division

Age: 35

Date of Death: 1917-10-13

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XIV. E. 8.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

William Tomlinson was the son of William and Mary Ann Tomlinson, née Darwen and brother of Rifleman Robert John Tomlinson (R/20256) (q.v.). Their parents were born at Ingleton, Yorkshire.

1891 Giggleswick, Yorkshire Census: Union - William Tomlinson, aged 9 years, born Ingleton, Yorkshire. [William, along with his two sisters (Nellie and Nora) and his two brothers (Malcolm and Robert John) were all inmates. Their mother had died in 1888. Their father was boarding at The Bank, Ingleton, with Thomas Tomlinson, who was probably a relative.]

1901 Long Preston, Yorkshire Census: Mearbeck - William Tomlinson, aged 18 years, born Ingleton, Yorkshire. [William was employed by William Bradley, Farmer.]

William was married to Jane Renton in 1904.

The image of the cap badge also shows the colour patch of the battalion.

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Data Source: Craven Herald Article


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

TOMLINSON, William, formerly of Settle, son of Mr. Wm. Tomlinson, Liverpool, killed in action Oct. 13, 1917.


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Australian Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Australian Infantry

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Australian Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Australian Division

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Forename(s): William

Country of Service: Australian

Service Number: 1840

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Unit: 45th Bn.

Age: 35


Died Date: 13/10/1917

Additional Information: Son of William and Elizabeth Tomlinson; husband of Jane Wayling (formerly Tomlinson), of 9, Cannon St., Accrington, Lancashire, England. Born at Ingleton, Yorks., England. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY'S HONOUR)



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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

21 September 1917

TOMLINSON – In affectionate remembrance of our dear brother, R. J. Tomlinson (Bob), who died of wounds in France, September 16th 1916.

Ever remembered by his brothers, Malcolm and Will (A.I.F.), 62, Herrick Street, Liverpool.

09 November 1917

TOMLINSON – October 13th 1917, killed in action on the Western Front, Private Wm. Tomlinson, formerly of Settle, second son of Mr. Wm. Tomlinson, of Liverpool.

09 November 1917


Bad news has again reached Mr. William Tomlinson, who resides with his son at Liverpool, that his second son, William, fell in action on October 13th in France. The late soldier was well known in Settle and district and was with the Australian Forces, having emigrated some 10 or 11 years ago. He was educated at Giggleswick National School and was brother to Robert John Tomlinson who died of wounds on September 16th 1916, in France.


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