Edwin Tompkins

Tompkins-EdwinName     Edwin Tompkins

Number    Private 54

Battalion       8th Battalion, A Company  

Place of Birth   Houghton Northampton

Next of Kin   His father, Henry James Tompkins of 133 St James Rd Northampton. Single man

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 1/9/1914

Physical details on enlistment 20 years and 5 months, 169 pounds, grey eyes and light brown hair

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Farm hand

Date and place of death

He was wounded at Gallipoli on 30/4/1915 and was taken to Alexandria on 10/5/1915. He was then invalided to London on 4/7/1915 and arrived on 17/7/1915. Edwin died of wounds on 16/8/1915 in London.

Location of grave or memorial

Dallington Cemetery Northampton

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He lived and worked in the Meeniyan area

Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • 1/9/14 He enlisted in Meeniyan
  • 19/10/14 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Benella
  • He served in Egypt and Gallipoli
  • He was wounded in the head at Gallipoli and moved to Alexandria and then invalided to London where he died.
  • He was buried in Dallington Cemetery Northampton

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