Angrave St (off Moffat St)
THE GREAT WAR
Date of Death:
III. H. 4.
TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK
He attested on 21 December 1914 (Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force). He is buried in Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck (grave ref III.H.4).
Member of 2nd Nottingham Company Boys' Brigade (Dakeyne Street Lads' Club). Frank went to Canada in 1912, sailing on the SS Canada which arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 1 April 1912; he appears to have been in a party of six 'Dako' boys. They probably went to Canada to go to Dakeyne's Farm in Nova Scotia under Hind's scheme to train young men in agricultural skills and give them opportunities not open to them at home. Parents gave permission for their sons to take part in the scheme which was recognised by the British and Dominion authorities as a juvenile migration scheme. His attestation papers give his employment as 'teamster'.
Brother of Mr W A Tomlinson of 4 Angrave St Bluebell Hill Nottingham
Nottingham Post obituary (abridged), 21 October 1915: 'Tomlinson. Died of wounds on October 6th. Frank Tomlinson, 26th Ban Canadian Scottish (sic), son of J Tomlinson, Sneinton.'
Nottingham (Sneinton) - St Stephen's Church War Memorial as Frank Tomlinson
Nottingham - Dakeyne Street Lads' Club (2nd Nottingham Company Boys' Brigade) War Memorial as Frank TOMLINSON Private
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Nottinghamshire Great War Roll of Honour