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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
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 Albert was employed as a wood polisher. He enlisted at Worksop but his mother died in 1915 aged 52.
26 Oct 1916
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816625 - CWGC Website
8143
Private
1/6th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Pte A Tomlinson Worksop Guardian 24 November 1916 We regret to have to announce this week the news of the death in action, of Pte. Alfred Tomlinson, 5th Northumberland Fusiliers, of 11,Canal Terrace, Prior Well Road, Worksop, a member of a well known and respected Worksop family, long associated with wood turning. Pte Tomlinson, who was but 20 years of age, was employed before the war by Messrs, Warner Bros, and in common with wood turners, was a badged man, but believing he ought to help his country, he decided to enlist, and did so in March this year, joining the regiment stated. He was sent to France on July 7th, since which time he has been mostly in the trenches, and has taken part in much fighting. On October 14th, he sent home a field postcard, saying he was quite well and would write at the first opportunity, but unfortunately, this did not come, as he was killed on October 16th. At the time of writing, no details are at hand as to the manner of his death, or where it took place. His mother died about twelve month’s ago, and much sympathy is expressed with the family in this further bereavement. Another brother, Pte J.W. Tomlinson, of the 8th Sherwood Foresters, enlisted in Feb: 1915, and has been in France eighteen months, but is lying wounded in Warrington Military Hospital, where he is fortunately improving.
His name is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, The Somme. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Alfred Tomlinson - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
  • Family headstone of the Tomlinson family showing the grave of James William Tomlinson and commemorating his brother Alfred Tomlinson. Photo taken by Colin Dannatt
    Alfred Tomlinson - Family headstone of the Tomlinson family showing the grave of James William Tomlinson and commemorating his brother Alfred Tomlinson. Photo taken by Colin Dannatt