This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1. Today we especially commemorate Gunner 781815 Edward Ralph Smith of the C Battery, 246 Brigade Royal Field Artillery who was born on this day in 1895.Today we especially commemorate Corporal 37470 John Stanley Wilson of the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment who was born on this day in 1897.
Tomlinson, John (Jnr)
(1883-?)

Connection with Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite and reason for inclusion on this web site

  • Born in Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite
  • Named as an Absent Voter due to Naval or Military Service on the 1918 or 1919 Absent Voter list for Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite
Family background

John Tomlinson was born on the 25th October 1883 in Micklethwaite, the son of John and Mary Tomlinson. John (Jnr) married Evelyn Marshall on the 28th May 1910 at St George's Church, Barnsley and the couple had a son, Wilfred, born in 1911.

In 1911, at the time of the census, John and Evelyn were living in St. James' Street, Wetherby, John was aged 27 and was a house joiner.

Service record

In 1918, John's name appears on the electoral roll for Micklethwaite; by 1919 his name appears, but this time marked as absent due to Naval or Military service. It appears likely that John joined the Army towards the end of the war. We have been unable to match the man from Micklethwaite with any of the 118 men named John Tomlinson who were awarded medals during the Great War, and given an enlistment towards the end of the war, it is also possible that John did not serve overseas and was not awarded any medals. We have therefore been unable to precisely identify John's service in the war.

After the war

John continued living in the area, in 1939 he was still living in Micklethwaite, at 4 Leeds Road.

If you have any information that could help further identify John's service record, please contact us.


Sources

1911 Census. The National Archives. Class RG14 Piece 25944

If you have any photographs or further details about this person we would be pleased to hear from you. Please contact us via: alan.berry@collinghamanddistrictwararchive.info