In Memory of
Private ARTHUR TOMKINS
3250, 60th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
on 06 July 1918
Remembered with honour
FRANVILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Gravesite visited in 2007 by Eric Tomkins
Eric writes -
My father's brother, Arthur Tomkins, son of William Tomkins and Sarah Dixon, enlisted on 7/7/1915 at the age of 20 years. He was subsequently discharged on 18/11/1915 as medically unfit. He applied again on the 24/10/1916 and was enlisted in the 60th Battalion, service number 3250. He was from a family of five children living in Ballarat, Victoria. He embarked from Melbourne with the battalion on the transport ship "Medic" on 16/12/1916, disembarking at Plymouth on 18/2/1917. He was sent to the Hurdcott Barracks for training and left for France on 17/9/1917. He served with the battalion until he was wounded in action on 5/7/1918. He was admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance with High Explosive wounds to the thigh and abdomen. He died of these wounds on 6/7/1918 and was buried in the
Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension, near Corbie.