Awards & Titles:
|Military Cross |
- The Second Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902, South Africa.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: Royal Army Service Corps|
|Action : War Survivor|
Although many perished in times of national conflict and in the service of their country, many more survived including those interned as Prisoners of War. Stories of those who did survive are included as part of this site, especially those with high gallantry awards, those included against an external rolls of honour and those who had a distinguished career in wartime and military leaderhip.
The circumstances of the death of Major Tomlinson is extensively recorded in the Market Harborough Advertiser and Midland Mail 21st March, 1924 edition. The lengthy article contains his obituary, details of the inquest and funeral. His portrait image can be found in the same publications.
Richard survived the perils of two wars, but was killed in a motor car accident at the Kibworth side of the Langton turn, driving away from Leicester on the 15th March, 1924 when his small Stellite car collided with a heavy lorry.
The newspaper records: "...He gained the rank of Major, and was awarded the Military Cross, his services, which were almost entirely on the French front with the 46th Divisional Train, being throughout efficient and distinguished. After the end of the war he remained on Army duty for a year or two, and finally, when settling down again in civilian life, he still retained his connection with the R.A.S.C. and his rank. Of his Amry life, those who served with him and were in a position to judge best say that he was not only a fine soldier and a remarkable organiser, but also a gallant English gentleman, and a real good fellow; and those who were at home knew that this must be so as they were sure that Major Dick Tomlinson would do nothing less than his best at anything to which he put his hand. During the war he suffered a very sad loss, his brother Arthur, who was with him in France, being killed in action."
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||St Peters No. 1330 E.C.||Leicestershire & Rutland|
15th December 1905
10th February 1906
20th April 1906
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley