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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
2 sons were taken from Albert and Fanny Tomlinson of Worksop, in the Great War. The eldest, born in 1892, James William and his younger brother, Alfred, born 5 years later in 1897. Albert senior was in the chair making industry to support his family. Apart from James and Albert, there were 7 other children born to the parents. The family lived and were the children bought up in 11 Canal Street, Worksop. In 1905, Albert senior died at the age of 52 and by 1911, there were 5 grown up children living in the family home, including Albert and James. Fanny, had taken a job as a school caretaker and James was employed as a wood turner in a brush manufacturing factory. He enlisted at Worksop but his mother died in 1915 aged 52
16 Nov 1918
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Corporal
8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Corpl J W Tomlinson Worksop Guardian 22 November 1918 It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Corpl J W Tomlinson, 5th Batt. Sherwood Foresters, which took place at York Military Hospital from a severe attack of influenza on Saturday. The deceased, who was 26 years of age, prior to enlisting, was a wood turner at Messrs Warner Bros., and was in the local company of Territorials for nine years and was in training when the war broke out. He was sent to France in February 1915 and went through some of the subsequent heavy fighting, being twice wounded. He was, for a time in hospital in Warrington, and upon his discharge, he rejoined his Depot at Saltfleet and was on a course of instruction in bayonet drill and remained in that capacity up to the time he was taken ill at Strensall. He was much respected by all ranks and a letter of sympathy has been received by his family, from Captain G J Edmunds, who bears testimony to his smartness and his soldierly qualities. Another brother, Pte Alfred Tomlinson, 5th Northumberland Fusiliers, was killed in action in France in October 1916.
CWG additional information:- Son of Alfred and Fanny Tomlinson, of Worksop He is buried in Worksop Cemetery. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    James William Tomlinson - Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
  • - Showing the family grave of the Tomlinson family where James William Tomlinson is buried and his brother Alfred is commemorated in Worksop Cemetery
Photo taken by Colin Dannatt
    James William Tomlinson - - Showing the family grave of the Tomlinson family where James William Tomlinson is buried and his brother Alfred is commemorated in Worksop Cemetery Photo taken by Colin Dannatt