Sapper Bert Tomlinson

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

14 Nov 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Painter and decorator


Mr Smith, West Hill Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

31 Beech Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 30th November 1916
Sapper Bert Tomlinson


Sapper Bert Tomlinson, 1749, East Anglian Royal Engineers, was killed in action on the Somme on November 14th, 1916. He was aged 32 and had enlisted in January 1915.

Sapper Tomlinson, a painter and house decorator employed by Mr Smith, of West Hill Road, was secretary of the Luton branch of the House and Shop Decorators' Union.

He lived at 31 Beech Road, Luton, and left a widow May (nee Bowles) whom he married in 1904. They had four young children, the youngest of whom was born a few weeks after he went to the Front and the father had seen only once while on leave 11 months before his death.


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Sapper Bert Tomlinson

Author: Deejaya

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