170518, Gunner, Albert Charles TOMLIN
Aged 22

D Battery, 84th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Died on Sunday 18th March 1917

Charles Albert TOMLIN, born in Ipswich in Q3-1894 [Ipswich 4a:846], the 2nd son of Arthur and Ellen TOMLIN (née RICHARDSON), of Albert Street, Newmarket.

1901 census...Charles A.[6] was at Albert Street,Newmarket with his father Arthur [46] a coachsmith born in Cambridge, his mother Ellen [48] born in Hunstanton, sisters Emily F. [15] born Hunstanton and Mildred R.[8] born Ipswich, and brother Sydney R. [13] born Ipswich.

1911 census...Charles [16] now a tailor, was still in Albert Street with his parents.

Military records tend to have him as Albert Charles, and civilian records as Charles Albert.

His sister Emily not only lost her husband James McManus but two brothers as well in WW1, and her son in law William WADE in WW2 (he married Maria Moira TOMLIN).
James McManus ... Sydney TOMLIN... William WADE

Both brothers are on the Roll of Honour of All Saints School

Being with the Artillery and dying of wounds or illness, there is no way of identifying where Albert may have been wounded. Added to which Adanac (Canada spelled backwards) Cemetery was not set up until after the war and is a concentration of burials from the surrounding battlefields.

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Albert is buried in Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, France- Ref:I.J.37
and also commemorated on the Roll of Honour of All Saints School, Newmarket

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