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Richard F. Tomlinson
Richard Forman Tomlinson was born in Loughborough in 1889,
the family are recorded as living at 22 Salmon Street, Loughborough:
Richard married Florence Emily Mary Thomas at Little Dunmow Church on 21st April 1913. Both were domestic servants at the Vicarage, Little Dunmow.
Richardís father is recorded on the marriage certificate as Joseph Tomlinson, Coachman, and Florenceís father is recorded as John Thomas, Gardener. The Service was conducted by Rev. Edgar Illiff Robson.
Richard was also the organist at Little Dunmow Church from October 1913 to October 1915.
Richard served as Gunner 111120 with 'G' battery Royal Horse Artillery.
Richard died of wounds age 27 on the 14th November 1916.
He is buried at Aveluy Wood Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart.
As well as being named on the War Memorials at the Church a small framed metal plaque is kept on the Church organ. (right)
Richard is also commemorated at All Saints Parish Church, Loughborough.
Florence Tomlinson is also named on the painted First World War memorial at Little Dunmow. The memorial records all those from Little Dunmow who served during the war and returned. Florence was a member of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC).
Florence moved to Abingdon after the war. In the summer of 1925 Florence married Richard's younger brother Percy in the Loughborough registration district.