Thursday 27 September 2012

Lance-Corporal Leonard George Tomkinson

Born on 22 August 1885 in London, England – husband of Doucia Tomkinson, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as traveller; married; no current military service; previously served with the 1st QR West Surrey (cadets, two years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 April 1915 (number 410419) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Died on 24 June 1923.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

1 comment:

Sheri Harrington said...

Thank you so much Ken for this info.

L. G. Tomkinson was my great-grandfather and unknown to our family for two generations. He died when my grand-father was only 9 years old.

My father will be thrilled with being able to put some pieces together.

Also, I have now somewhere to start searching for our roots in England.

Again, thanks again. Please keep up the good work.