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In Memory of

Private ARTHUR TOMKINS

 

3250, 60th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

who died

on 06 July 1918

 

Remembered with honour

FRANVILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

France

 

 

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.




 

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