Huthwaite War Memorial Project


Arthur Tomlinson

Arthur Tomlinson

Private CH/82(S) - Royal Marines
Light Infantry 1st RM Battalion RN Div.

Killed in Action Flanders 13th November 1916 : Aged 23

Thiepval Memorial - Pier and Face 1 A

Proud parents of a Royal Marine indentify Arthur by his Huthwaite connection from the press memorials. Like some former miners, his skills were transferred into one of Kitcheners Marines suiting trenched warfare. Little Edith proves to be Arthurs young daughter resulting from marriage to Daisy Whetton. She in turn is sister to Gershom Whetton who is listed on the Sutton and St. Michaels memorials

Notts Free Press – 20th July, 1917. LOCAL SOLDIERS KILLED
After being reported as missing since November 13th ,1916, official news has now been received to the effect that Private Arthur Tomlinson of 76, Blackwell Road, Huthwaite (youngest son of Mr. George Tomlinson) was killed in action in France on that date. The deceased soldier, who was 23 years of age, enlisted on September 8th , 1914 and after being in the Dardanelles a few months was transferred to France. He was on leave in October last, and returned on November 6th ,being reported as missing a week later. Private Tomlinson worked at the New Hucknall Colliery. He leaves a wife and child.
Notts Free Press - In Memorium -
16th November 1917:- Tomlinson.
- In Loving Memory of Private A. Tomlinson (Royal Marines), Huthwaite, who was killed in Action, November 13th. 1916, aged 23 years. We think we see his smiling face, As he bade his last good-bye; And left his home for ever, In a foreign land to die. But the bitterest blow has yet to come, When the warriors all return; And we miss amongst the cheering crowd, The face of our dear son. - From his loving Mother and Father.
Notts Free Press - In Memorium -
14th November 1919:- Tomlinson.
- In Loving Memory of Private Arthur Tomlinson, 18th. Royal Marines, the dearly beloved Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Tomlinson, killed in Action, November 13th. 1916. Three years have passed away Since our great sorrow fell, Still in our hearts we mourn the loss Of him we loved so well.-
From his ever-loving Mother, Father and little Edith, Huthwaite.

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Written 23 Jul 06 Revised 12 Jul 12 © by Gary Elliott