Photograph courtesy of Michael.

An Ipswich man not remembered on the memorial.

Born: 17th July 1888, Ipswich.

Died: 19th February 1920; age: 30; Died of Influenza & Bronchitis on board H.M. Troopship ‘Huntsend,’ Malta. Served 4 years & 74 days.

Residence: 4, St. Mary’s Terrace, Newton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

Occupation: Coach & Motor Smith.

Enlistment Details: Location: Grove Park; Date: 8th December 1915; age: 27; Religion: CofE. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Next of Kin: wife – Rose Ethel Tomlin, of 4, St. Mary’s Terrace, Nerwton. Height: 5ft 6ins.


Home: 8th December 1915 – 18th April 1917.

Home: 19th April 1917 – 26th November 1917.

Mesop: 27th November 1917 – 21st January 1918.

Mesop: 22nd January 1918 – 19th February 1920.


Rank: Private; Service Number: M/315608.

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps, 1028th Mechanical Transport Coy.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Pieta Military Cemetery,

North Harbour,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Rose Ethel Tomlin, of 4, St. Mary’s Terrace, Newton, Huntingdon.


Brother to Charles Albert Tomlin.




1891   9, Milton Street, Ipswich.


Sydney was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur Tomlin, 38, a Coachsmith, born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Ellen Tomlin (nee Richardson), 40, born Hunstanton, Norfolk.

Martha Louisa Tomlin, 13, born Hunstanton.

Arthur Edward Tomlin, 11, born Cambridge.

James Henry Tomlin, 9, born Hunstanton.

Catherine Florence Tomlin, 7, born Hunstanton.

Emily Frances Tomlin, 5, born Hunstanton.


1901   Albert Street, Newmarket, Suffolk.


Sydney was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur, 46, a Coachsmith.

Ellen, 48.

Emily, 15, a General Domestic Servant.

Mildred Rose Tomlin, 8, born Ipswich.

Charles Albert Tomlin, 6, born Ipswich.


1911   46, Great Northern Street, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.


Sydney was 22 years old, a Motor Smith. He was a Boarder at the family home of 40 year old, Samuel Chapman Rowe, a Brewer’s Drayman.


On the 4th April 1914, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, Sydney married Rose Ethel Jennings, born October 1891, Huntingdon. They had 1 son:

Arthur Sydney Tomlin, born Januray 1915, Huntingdon.


Soldiers’ Effects to Rose Ethel Tomlin – widow, and £4.13.0. invested in the purchase of 6 National Savings Certificates for Arthur S. Tomlin – child.




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